7 Unique Fruits Around the World

Durian (Durio spp.) - Southeast Asia:

The durian, the "King of Fruits," has a pungent smell that people either love or hate. Like custard, its flesh is creamy, sweet, and rich. Southeast Asian sweets and meals utilize durian.

Dragon Fruit (Pitaya) - Central and South America, Southeast Asia:

The most common dragon fruit features pink or yellow skin and white or red flesh with little black seeds. It tastes mild and sweet and is commonly eaten fresh or in smoothies.

Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) - Southeast Asia:

Rambutan has delicious, luscious flesh like a hairy lychee. Its spiky look matches its Malay name, "hairy". Fresh rambutan is consumed.

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Salak (Snake Fruit) - Southeast Asia:

Salak has reddish-brown snake-like scales, thus its name. Its sweet, tart flesh resembles apples. Usually eaten fresh or in jams or sweets.

Jabuticaba (Plinia cauliflora) - Brazil:

Jabuticaba grows straight on the tree trunk, like grapes on a vine, making it distinctive. Jellies, wines, and liqueurs are made from these little

Cherimoya (Annona cherimola) - South America:

The "Custard Apple," cherimoya has a creamy, custard-like texture and a sweet, somewhat acidic taste. It's eaten fresh or in smoothies and desserts.

Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) - South and Southeast Asia:

Jackfruit, one of the biggest tree fruits, tastes tropical and delicious. Its fibrous flesh may be utilized in sweet and savory recipes and as a meat replacement.

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