Fruits are nutritious and are needed in diets. As there are so many health benefits to eating fruits. The specific type of fruits one regularly eat likely depends on geographic location and even the stores available. Whereas the flavor, sweetness or sourness, and color of the skin of a fruit depends a lot on the climatic conditions of the region where it is grown in.
Here are Unique and Nutritious fruits to try
Rambutan fruit is a reddish medium-sized tropical tree from the Sapindaceae family. This fruit native is to Southeast Asia. Rambutan fruit’s leathery skin is covered in hair-like spikes known as spines. This fruit’s gelatinous flesh tastes sweet, yet slightly tart. Rambutan fruit contains little fat, 1% protein, 21% carbohydrates, and 78% water.
2. Japanese persimmons
Japanese persimmons are the most widely cultivated species. The fruit is an edible sweet, slightly tangy fruit with a soft to occasionally fibrous texture. When the persimmon is ripe it has thick pulpy jelly encased in a waxy thin-skinned shell. While the smooth, shiny, thin shell ranges in shade from yellow to red-orange. Japanese persimmons are loaded with nutrition. They contain plenty of provitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, copper, and manganese.
Pawpaw fruits are also known as Asimina triloba. This fruit native is to the eastern United States and Canada. Pawpaw fruits are sweet with a custard-like texture. Their flavor is somewhat similar to mango, pineapple, and banana. Pawpaw fruits are usually eaten raw. But they are even used to make baked desserts or ice cream. Asimina triloba is very rich in many minerals and micronutrients compared to most other fruits. Pawpaw contains 79% water, 19% carbohydrates, 1% fat, and 1% protein.
4. Prickly pear
Prickly pears are also called nopal. It is a genus of flowering plants in the cactus family. Prickly pears are native to Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Nopal fruits vary from bitter to incredibly sweet. The fruit’s skin is covered in sharp hairs and must be peeled before eating. The leaves have 88% water, 10% carbohydrates, and 1% of protein and fat. Prickly pears are loaded with vitamin C and magnesium.
Kiwano is also known as jelly melon or horned melon. It is flavourful fruit that comes from a vine native to Africa. Kiwano belongs to the same family as cucumbers and melons. The fruit’s orange skin is covered in tiny spikes and its flesh is jelly-like with vibrant green or yellow. The seeds of this fruit are edible. Horned melon is a good source of many nutrients, especially vitamin C and magnesium. Some people also eat the fruit peel. As it is very rich in vitamin C and even dietary fiber.
6. Beach plums
Beach plums are a species of plum. They are native to the East Coast of the United States. Beach plum plants thrive in sandy soil and are salt-tolerant. That is why they appear near coastal dunes and beaches. Beach plums are similar to cherries in size and shape. This fruit comes in ranges from blue to blackish-purple. Beach plums are sweet when ripe. They are usually used in desserts, jams, jellies, and preserves. Beach plums are low in calories but a good source of several nutrients, including provitamin A and vitamin C.
7. Husk cherries
Husk cherries are also known as physalis, golden berries, Cape gooseberries, Inca berries, or Peruvian groundcherries. They are native to the Americas and Australasia. The typical husk cherry is similar to a firm tomato in texture and like a sweet, tangy grape in flavor. They are rich in cryptoxanthin. Husk cherries are packed with compounds like vitamin C, numerous B vitamins, and beta carotene, a potent carotenoid antioxidant. This fruit once extracted from its husk, it can be eaten raw or even used in salads.
Jujube is also called red date or Ziziphus jujuba. This fruit belongs to the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae. Jujube can be eaten fresh. They are usually eaten dried because the fruit gives a sweet, candy-like taste and chewy texture. Both fresh and dried jujube contains nutritious. They are loaded with fiber, vitamin C, and flavonoid antioxidants.
9. Black sapote
Black Sapote is also known as diospyros nigra, a chocolate pudding fruit. It is a species of persimmon. This tropical fruit tree is native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. The unripe fruit is very bitter and caustic and can be used as a poison. The Black Sapote is a great source of vitamins, fiber, and potassium.
Soursop is also called Graviola or Guyabano. It is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree. Soursop fruit has the flavor of a combination of strawberries and apples with a sour citrus flavor. It has an underlying thick creamy texture reminiscent of a banana. Raw soursop contains 81% water, 17% carbohydrates, 1% protein, and negligible fat.
Cloudberries are known as Rubus chamaemorus. It is a species of flowering plant in the rose family Rosaceae. Cloudberries grow in cool temperate regions such as alpine and arctic tundra and boreal forest. Rubus chamaemorus has a unique sweet and tart taste. Yellow-orange berries are an amazing source of vitamin C, providing 176% of the DV per 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving. Cloudberries are rich in ellagic acid, an antioxidant that may improve metabolic health.
Star fruit is also called carambola. It is a tropical fruit with a star-like shape. Star fruit has a unique shape. Its bright color makes it a popular add-in for fruit salads and cheese plates. The fruit has an extremely juicy texture, the flesh is crunchy, and firm and it has a slightly tart taste. Starfruit contains 91% water, 7% carbohydrates, and 1% protein. Carambola is low in calories. This fruit even has fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and copper.