10 exotic fruits that you can hardly tried. For them is to visit the south of the country!

Each of us ate such overseas fruits like oranges, tangerines, bananas, pineapples. All of them are accustomed to our man, and readily available. But have you heard about once or cherimoya nods? No? Then you might be interested to learn about exotic fruits that you're unlikely to find on the shelves of the nearest supermarket.

1. Kiva

nods (horned melon, African cucumber) - exotic fruit, belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family, native to Africa is considered. Today, Kiva also grown in South America, Israel, Italy and New Zealand.

The fruit has a softly pronounced sweet-sour taste. It is used for desserts, salads and appetizers. If you want to try to nod in its raw form - cut it in half and scoop out with a spoon like a jelly contents.

2. Durian

Durian - large fruit, covered with large spines, up to 30 cm and weighing up to 8 kg. This fruit is remarkable for its contrasting properties: lovely sweet taste and disgusting smell. The smell of durian is so unbearable that it is forbidden to climb on board the plane or bring it to the hotel. But the stench is compensated by the divine taste, incomparable to anything else.

Homeland durian - Southeast Asia. This fruit is grown in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and other southern countries.

3. Rambutan

Rambutan - a tropical plant family sapindaceae. The fruit of this tree is the size and shape of a walnut, covered with hairs. Inside is a soft flesh with a pleasant sweet taste. It is necessary to be careful with the bone of the fetus, because it is poisonous raw. But after roasting it becomes completely edible.

Rambutan is originally from Southeast Asia, where it grows everywhere. These fruits are a rich source of vitamin C, niacin, iron, and calcium.

4. Aki

Aki, or Bligh delicious fruit tree, another member of the family sapindaceae on our list. Aki require special treatment, as raw and undiscovered natural way fruits are poisonous. Properly cooked Aki have a pleasant nutty flavor.

Bligh considered tasty Jamaican national fruit. The fruit of this tree is also found in Central and South America.

5. Monstera delicacy

Monstera delicacy - a major climber family Araceae. Its fruits reach 20-30 cm in length and look like an ear of corn with half-open banana-pineapple flavor. Immature fruits are best avoided - because of the high content of calcium oxalate may cause severe burning sensation in the mouth.

The plant can be found in Guatemala, Panama, Mexico, Australia and the Seychelles.

6. Buddha's Hand

This species is also known as Citron "Buddha's hand". Fruits palmatum citron resemble intricate kind of lemon, in which there is practically no flesh. Peel the fruit is mainly used for making candied fruits, as well as to flavor the premises and personal belongings

This plant can be found mostly in China, Japan and India.

7. Vegetable pear edible (Mexican cucumber)

Vegetable pear edible - a plant of the Cucurbitaceae family is native to Central America.
From fruits of a cucumber Mexican make salads, they are also used as food in salted, pickled, boiled, steamed, fried and stuffed form.

8. Salak (snake fruit)

Salak (snake fruit) - Fruit tree plant family palm. The fruit got its second name for an unusual kind of peel, similar to snake skin. Pulp herring has beige-yellow color, sweet taste and fragrant smell.
Homeland of the fruit are the Indonesian island of Sumatra and Java. Today, snake fruit can be found in the countries of Southeast Asia.

9. Cherimoya

Cherimoya - fruit tree family annonaceae. It is also called the "tree of ice cream," as the consistency of fruit pulp is similar to this product. Cherimoya has a mild sweet taste, reminiscent of several fruits simultaneously.
Currently, exporters cherimoya are Thailand, Malaysia, China, Spain, Chile, Australia, Venezuela, Colombia.

10. Pitaya (dragon fruit)

Dragon fruit is cultivated in Southeast Asia as well as in Japan, China, Malaysia and other countries.
The pulp pitaya has a sweet taste, a pleasant smell and delicate creamy consistency. From the fruit can make juice or wine, and its flowers to brew tea.

All these fruits certainly need to try. If you're going to visit the south of the country - be sure to go to the market and buy some kinds of exotic fruits, because we can not find this. Are you sure you'll be surprised by their unusual flavor.

via takprosto cc


See also

New and interesting