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6 Exotic Fruits to Try for a New Fruit Experience

Most Americans are familiar with typical fruits like apples, oranges, bananas, and strawberries. But have you ever branched out and tried a fruit you’ve never heard of before? There are so many flavors that you haven’t experienced yet. Next time you go to the grocery store, really look around at all the different fruits they have to offer. Try something new and exciting and you just might find a new favorite fruit. Here are 6 exotic fruits to try this Summer for a new fruit experience.

Dragon Fruit

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Dragon fruit is one of the most beautiful fruits out there. It’s a bright, hot pink color with little spikes on it. You’d expect the inside of the fruit to have a similar color as the outside, but the inside is very surprising. The inside of the fruit is pure white with tiny, black seeds that are small enough to eat. Although the fruit looks daring and dramatic, the flavor is actually rather mild. The flavor is just slightly sweet.

Feijoa

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This fruit hasn’t become popular yet because almost no one has heard of it. It’s a tear shaped fruit, with a green skin similar to a lime. The insides are soft enough to eat with a spoon. This exotic fruit is sweet and subtle.

Jackfruit

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Jackfruit is a great big fruit! They’re typically about the size of a basketball. The entire exterior of the fruit is covered in spikes which makes jackfruits hard to hold. Once you get inside the fruit, the taste is rather good! Some say the taste is a mixture between an apple and a banana.

Cherimoya

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This fruit is about the size of a small pear. Cherimoya is native to South America but is becoming more popular in the US. It is nicknamed “custard apple” because the texture is so soft and custard like. The flavor is sweet and tangy.

Passion Fruit

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Passion fruit has become one of the most popular exotic fruits. There are several different things that are passion fruit flavored in the US. They’re a little bigger than a golf ball and the skin can be red or yellow. The inside of a passion fruit actually looks quite unappealing with a mushy yellow-brown color. Eating the passion fruit is easy because it is so soft that you can just take a spoon and scoop it right into your mouth. Most people really like the taste of passion fruit.

Loquat

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Similar to a kumquat, the loquat is a small orange fruit with a fleshy inside. The fruit is sweet and tangy. The flavor can be compared to a mango, peach, or pineapple. This little fruit is packed with amazing flavor.

Summing Up

Branch out and try something new. There are so many more exotic fruits out there! You already know what apples taste like, try different exotic fruits that you’ve never tried before. There are so many fun flavors and textures that you can discover. Some hunting might be necessary to find these exotic fruits, but it’ll be worth it. Try making a dessert out of your fruit too. You can share your new discovery with your friends and family.

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Denali Gillen

I am a farmer’s wife living a farmer’s life. I love having wide open spaces and plenty of space to raise a family. Making the most out of outdoor spaces is something I never get tired of!

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