Now that all kinds of fruit can be found in big store chain, the lovers of healthy eating can enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables year-round.
But even die-hard fruit lovers can't boast about having tried all the exotic fruit in the world. Here's a list of the most exotic fruit you can put in your mouth (provided you can find them):
The strawberry tree is not the rarest or most exotic plant in our ranking. There are three types of the strawberry tree plant and the Arbutus is the most common in Europe. The strawberry tree is characteristic of the countries of the Mediterranean regions, it is found on the territory of France and Ireland. Its fruit, small, red and with a rough surface, are not eaten raw because they have an unpleasant taste. Delicious jams are made from the strawberry tree.
There are more than 100 different kinds of citrus fruit. Finger lime is just one representative of the wide variety of citrus fruit. Its distribution is characteristic of the subtropical rain forests or dry forests of Australia and New South Wales.
Its characteristic name is due to the external shape of the fruit resembling a finger. Finger lime fruit are oblong in shape, reaching about 10 cm in length. Its interior resembles a pomegranate. It can be green, brown, yellow, black or red in color.
This particular citrus fruit is mostly found in India and China. Its flowers are delicate, pale purple. Unlike most citrus, Buddha's Hand does not have a bitter flavor in its taste. It can be eaten thinly sliced or grated into food. Often, monks in Buddhist temples offer it as a symbol of praying hands.
Red myrica is also known as Chinese strawberry tree. Apart from China, it is found in Taiwan, Japan, Korea and the Philippines. The fruit of the red myrica, in addition to being red, can be white or purple, depending on their degree of ripeness. They have a hard outer layer and an extremely sweet interior.
You can eat the fruit of the red mirica fresh, make jam from them or dry them. A well-known brand of fruit juices has recently released red myrica juice for the first time in the world.
Wild blackberry is characteristic of the alpine and arctic tundra. You can also find its amber fruit in some parts of the northern forests. You can eat wild blackberries fresh to fully experience their tart, slightly sour taste.
Overripe blackberries have a milder and sweeter taste.
Traditionally, fruit jam or jelly is prepared from wild blackberries. Some Scandinavian countries use them to make liqueur.
This citrus fruit is distributed in Central and South America, as well as some parts of Africa. It has a green appearance and a large edible core. Its taste is reminiscent of that of a common lime - just a hint more sour. How to consume this fruit? You just gobble it all up and suck out the juice.
The other name of the fruit Imbe is African mangosteen. It is widely distributed in the tropical parts of Africa. It is found from Ivory Coast to South Africa. Imbe fruit are small and orange, with a thin skin and a diameter of 2-3 centimeters. They are notorious for getting extremely dirty and the stains they leave cannot be removed. The imbe fruit has a pleasant sweet taste, but also a characteristic slightly sour aftertaste. In addition to direct consumption, imbe is used to flavor wines and liqueurs.
The chocolate apple tree reaches a height of 25 meters. It is very sensitive to cold, which is why it is mainly found in Mexico and Colombia. Its fruit are usually green. They are about the size of a medium apple. Once plucked, the chocolate apples shrivel and brown.
It is no coincidence that its name is chocolate apple. The inside of the fruit closely resembles chocolate pudding and is often used as a substitute for chocolate. It may be consumed in combination with orange juice and brandy.
The fruit of the chocolate apple are low in fat, rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron, and four times more vitamin C than an orange.