Top 10 Weirdest Fruits In The World

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1. Snakeskin Fruit – Southeast Asia

Snakeskin Fruit

Salak pondoh is an important fruit in the Yogyakarta province on the island of Java. Salak Bali is commonly sold all over the island of Bali, and is a popular fruit with both locals and tourists. The fruit is roughly the size of a large fig, and has a crunchy and moist consistency. The fruit has a starchy ‘mouth feel’, and a flavour reminiscent of dilute pineapple and lemon juice.

This Fruit grow in clusters at the base of the palm, and are known as snake fruit due to the reddish-brown scaly skin.

2. Atemoya – American Tropics
The atemoya is a hybrid of two fruits – the sugar-apple and the cherimoya – which are both native to the American tropics. This fruit is popular in Taiwan, where it is known as the "pineapple sugar appple, so is sometimes wrongly believed to be a cross between the sugar-apple and the pineapple.

3. Akebia Quinata
Akebia quinata is a shrub that is native to Japan, China and Korea, and naturalized in the eastern United States from Georgia to Michigan to Massachusetts. The fruits are sausage-shaped pods which contain edible pulp.

4. Rambutan
Rambutan is an important fruit tree of humid tropical Southeast Asia, traditionally cultivated especially in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. It is a popular garden fruit tree and propagated commercially in small orchards.

5. Screw Pine – South Asia and Southeast
Screw Pine are palm-like, dioecious trees and shrubs native to the Old World tropics and subtropics. Common names include pandan, screw palm.

6. Passion Fruit – South America
Passion fruit is cultivated commercially in tropical and subtropical areas for its sweet, seedy fruit and is widely grown in several countries of South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, Southern Asia, Vietnam, Israel, Australia, South Korea, Hawaii and the mainland United States.

7. Buddha’s Hand – Northeastern India or China

Buddha’s hand or the fingered citron, is an unusually shaped citron variety whose fruit is segmented into finger-like sections, resembling a human hand. Buddha’s hand fruit is very fragrant and is used predominantly in China and Japan for perfuming rooms and personal items such as clothing.

8. Durian – Southeast Asia
The Durian is regarded by many people in south east Asia as the "king of fruits”. It is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk.

9. Dragon Fruit – Mexico
The Dragon Fruit also known as Pitaya, reflecting its vernacular Asian names. They are more sour and refreshing, with juicier flesh and a stronger taste. The sour pitaya or pitaya agria in the Sonoran Desert has been an important food source for Native Americans. The Seri people of north western Mexico still harvest the fruit, and call the plant ziix is ccapxl – "thing whose fruit is sour”.

10. Kiwano – New Zealand
kiwano also known as African horned cucumber or melon, jelly melon, hedged gourd, melano is an annual vine in the cucumber and melon family. Ripe fruit has yellow-orange skin and lime green, jelly-like flesh with a tart taste, and texture similar to a cucumber. It is now grown in California, Mississippi, Chile,Australia, and New Zealand.
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