20 exotic fruits, which you did not know
Or you know, but were afraid to ask =)
1. Sugar apple (Annona scaly)
This fruit is native to tropical America, but it is also grown in Pakistan, India and the Philippines. Fruits something like a pine cone, a diameter of about 10 cm. Fetus having a light taste custard, white flesh inside and a small quantity of seed.
2. Mammea Americana (American apricot)
Mammea Americana - is an evergreen tree native to South America, artificially planted in other regions of the world, including West Africa and Southeast Asia. US apricot - is actually berries that have a diameter of about 20 cm berries have thick outer skin and soft orange flesh inside is usually in the center is a single large seed, however, large berries are about 4. The pulp is sweet, and. flavorful.
3. The cherimoya
The cherimoya or custard apple is a deciduous plant that grows in the high mountain areas of South America. The fruit tree has a rounded shape with three types of surface (lumpy smooth or mixed). Flesh is creamy very fragrant, white and juicy. It is said that the taste of the fruit is similar to a combination of banana, passion fruit, papaya and pineapple. Mark Twain said in 1866: "The cherimoya - the most delicious of all known fruits."
4. Plato wonderful
Plato - a large tree (up to a height of 40 meters), growing in the tropical forests of Brazil and Paraguay. Fruits grow to the size of an orange, when you press one begins to ooze yellow fluid. Inside the fruit is present white flesh, enveloping several black seeds, which has a pleasant sweet-sour taste.
Cocoon - is another tropical fruit that is found in the mountainous regions of South America. It grows on a small shrub, which grows very quickly: within 9 months from the seeds of the fruit can be obtained, and after 2 months they are completely ripe. The fruits are very similar to berries, and there are red, orange and yellow colors. Outwardly, they are very similar to tomatoes, but the taste is a cross between tomato and lemon.
6. The Breadfruit
Breadfruit belongs to the mulberry family and is native to the Philippines and from the islands of Southeast Asia. to taste the fruits resemble a banana, you can eat them raw, when they are fully ripe, unripe in the form as they can eat only cooked. Ripe fruit is soft and sweet, immature - dense and starchy, the title is his, he got out of the fact that it taste very reminiscent of freshly baked bread in the preparation of unripe fruit.
7. Lansium Parasiticum
Lansium Parasiticum or Dooku - two very similar fruit that can be found throughout Asia. They are natives of the same family, are almost identical in appearance and taste, with only one difference. The rind contains latex Lansium Parasiticum substance is not poisonous, but because it is difficult to remove it, the peel Dooku easily separated. Inside the fruit has 5 segments, some of which contain a few bitter seeds. This is a very sweet fruit, which can be prepared in various ways.
8. dacryodes edulis
Dakriodes - is an evergreen tree that grows in the tropical rain forests of Africa, northern Nigeria and southern Angola. Fruits, color ranging from dark blue to purple, also known as African pears, they have an elongated shape and a pale green flesh inside. These fatty fruit, as stated, can put an end to hunger in Africa, since 48 percent of the fruit consist of essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins and triglycerides. It estimated that one hectare planted with these trees, you can get 7-8 tons of oil, with all parts of the plant can be used.
The Brazilian grape tree - it is a very strange plant native to the southeastern part of Brazil. The strangeness of this tree is that as it grows fruit. Initially, yellowish-white flowers appear all over the trunk and large branches, then the flowers turn into fruits, has a diameter of 3-4 cm. Inside of purple round shaped fruit contains a soft gelatin flesh with black seeds 1-4. The fruit is very sweet, it can be eaten just like that, but most often it is used for making wine or liquor.
Rambutan - a strange-looking fruit that looks like a fluffy strawberry. His birthplace - is South-East Asia, but it is widespread in other regions, especially in Costa Rica, where it is called "Chinese sucker." Fruit, 3-6 cm in diameter, have an oval shape. The flesh is a little stiff, but can be easily separated from the skin, the taste of sweet and sour rambutan.
This fruit is known by many names, including large moringa, Indian mulberry, and so on. E., His birthplace is the whole of South-East Asia and Australia, and it is widely cultivated in the tropics. The tree bears fruit all year round, but as a rule, when the fruit ripens, the fruit have a very pungent odor. However, despite the smell, the fruit is rich in high-fiber, vitamins, proteins, iron and calcium, and is a staple food in many countries of the Pacific Ocean. It can be eaten cooked or raw with salt.
Marula - a deciduous tree native to South and East Africa. Now it grows throughout Africa, because its fruits are an important food source Bantu, and the trees appeared on the whole territory of their migratory path. Green fruit matures and becomes yellow and white pulp within a very juicy and has a pleasant aroma. After the fall of the tree fruit almost immediately begin to wander, so the elephants and baboons in these regions often are in a light alcoholic intoxication. The fruits are also used for the production of the popular Amarula liqueur, which can be found in any shop Duty-free.
Cloudberry - this berry is the west coast of North America. It is found in the rainforests and grows dense thickets. The fruit looks like a raspberry, but, in its coat color more orange color. They are very sweet, they are eaten as a raw or processed into juice, wine, candies and jams.
14. Herring (snake fruit)
Snake fruit native to Indonesia. They grow in clusters, and got his nickname because of the reddish-brown scaly skin, which can be easily removed. Inside there are three white sweet "segments," each of which contains a small black inedible seeds. Fruits have a sweet-sour taste, consistency reminiscent of apples.
Bail or stone apple, a native of India, however, it can be found throughout the South-East Asia. Bail - a smooth-skinned fruit with wood, which is painted in yellow, green or gray. The tough outer peel is so hard that before the fruit can only be reached with a hammer. Inside is a yellow pulp with several hairy seeds that can be eaten fresh or dried. Of ripe fruit is often cooked drink called sharbat, which also includes water, sugar and lime juice with pulp. It requires only a single large piece of fruit to cook 6 liters Sharbat.
16. Hrizofillum (star apple)
This fruit is native to lowland areas of Central America and the West Indies. The lower leaf side of this evergreen tree shining golden color, noticeable even from a distance, and white or purple flowers that grow on the tree, have a sweet aroma. Fruits are round shape and purple color, peel them tight. If the fetus is cut horizontally, it can clearly be seen in the form of stars pulp. Fresh fruits have a very sweet and pleasant taste.
17. The carambola (star fruit)
Carambola - a fruit tree, a native of the Philippines, but grows in the whole territory of South-East Asia, East Asia, South America. The shell of the fruit contains five "ridges", which in longitudinal section becomes like a star, because of what, in fact, the fruit and got its name. The fruit is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. When ripe the fruit turns bright yellow, and it tastes very juicy and crisp.
18. The horned melon
The horned melon, also known as African cucumber, native to Africa, but now it is grown in Australia, New Zealand and Chile. When ripe, the melon shell covered with thick spiky yellow thorns, and the flesh, this jelly becomes bright green. Often, the taste of the fruit compared with a banana. The fruit is a good source of vitamin C and fiber.
Pitaya or cactus fruit that can be found throughout Asia, Australia, North and South America, initially considered a resident of Mexico. There are two types of pitaya: sour, as a rule, are eaten in the United States, and sweet, which grows throughout Asia. Fruits are red, yellow and purple, they have a very pleasant aroma and a sweet view of the taste is very similar to the kiwi.
20. Magical Fruit
The miracle fruit, or sweet berries - it's very strange berry native to West Africa. What makes these fruits and berries of the country? Fruit in large quantities contains miraculin sweetener in combination with glycoprotein. By itself, the fetus does not have a very sweet taste, but after the man eats his glycoprotein binds the taste buds located on the tongue of man, and about an hour makes the taste of any sweet product. Thus, you can eat a whole lemon and tasted like it will be a sweet syrup. In 70 years there have been attempts serial sales of the fruit as a dietary product, because it is able to turn any food into sweetness, while not affecting the amount of calories consumed. However, it was not possible to achieve success in this field.