Unique Fruits Your Family Will Love
Unless you are a world traveler, your knowledge of exotic fruit names is probably as limited to those offered at your farmer’s market. While bananas, apples, and grapes are readily available sources of vitamins and minerals, an excellent way to diversify your diet is by trying exotic fruits. Fresh Fridge has identified seven unique fruits your family will love.
This reddish fruit is a native to South America. People often refer to it as a tomato fruit because it resembles the cherry or Roma varieties. While the outside peel is bitter, the inside of the fruit has a sweet taste full of vitamins like A, B, C, and E. You will only consume about 31 calories per 100 grams of a tamarillo which makes it super healthy.
Also known as Dragon Fruit, the yellow fruit is native to Mexico. SE Asian countries grow the pink pitaya. This fruit contains 268 calories in every 100 grams which would be an excellent source for a meal. They are rich in Vitamin B, C, B1, iron, carotene, and calcium. It has a melon, pear, and kiwi taste which works as a fruity snack or beverage.
Australian Finger Lime
As you can guess, the finger lime is native to Australia and grown in purple, red, pink, green, or yellow varieties. They are rich in Vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium. You will consume 30 calories in a four-ounce serving which is a healthy snack or tasty drinks. The lemony-lime flavoring is also great on food to reduce salt intake.
Kiwano is an orange, horned fruit that is native to Africa. Inside the kiwano is a tasty green jelly that contains seeds that have only 44 calories for every 100 grams you eat. It is also rich in B3, B5, B6, zinc, iron, and potassium.
The durian is native to SE Asia. The yellow-spiked fruit has a strong, off-putting odor, but it has a delicious taste. The fruit is abundant in a variety of vitamins and nutrients including Vitamin A, C, riboflavin, protein, and calcium. In just 100 grams, you will only consume 147 calories, so do not let the smell prevent this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Karonda is native to the Himalayas and Nepal, but it is found today in India. The thorns, berry-flavored fruit, and leaves have medicinal properties which make it popular. With only 42 calories, it is a healthy food that contains phosphorous, vitamin A, and calcium.
Cherimoya is a native fruit found in South America. Green on the outside and a white custardy fruit found within, it is rich in vitamins like Vitamin C, B6, and iron. At 75 calories per 100 grams, it is also an excellent way to contribute to your caloric intake.
You can find many of these products locally or online because of their popularity. If you have a favorite fruit not listed here, follow us on Facebook and let us know about it.