Discover the 11 most curious fruits on the planet

The world is full of fruits, vegetables and gastronomic curiosities that sometimes we don't even suspect its existence. In Europe we usually have a fairly limited variety of fruits and vegetables. This is mainly due to weather conditions that do not allow the growth of certain "exotic" species.

To discover products outside the usual norm, it is necessary to move to more distant places and reach countries like Vietnam or Indonesia to find fascinating things. Then I present the 11 most curious fruits on the planet.


Originally from southeast asiaThe Durian is considered a threat by many of the local population because of its bad smell. In many countries it is forbidden to eat it in public places and on transport. In addition to its smell, it looks quite curious and unfriendly. Contrary to all of the above, the Durian has a pretty pleasant taste, I have checked.


This fruit is native to the area of Amazon, It has a rather curious aspect since it has a rigid shell while in its interior the fruit is soft and a little gelatinous. Its flavor, according to what they tell us, is sweet with touches of cocoa and banana.


This fruit is considered a rarity and is consumed in Vietnam on the occasion of important ceremonies such as weddings. He looks a little curious with a hard skin with spikes, while its interior resembles that of a grenade.


The pitaya is native to Mexico and its main feature is its appearance pink exterior with what could be inverted petals. Its interior is jelly-like with tiny black seeds. It is also known as dragon fruit and is the fruit of some cacti.

Melon with horns

This type of melon is curious because of its exterior appearance since it has small thorns They remember horns and they make it very mysterious. While the area of Sub-saharan africa, can also be found in other parts of the world.


Mangosteen is native to Southeast Asia and, like many exotic fruits of that region, it has a rather curious appearance with a dark and very thick skin that protects some small fruits that are the ones that are eaten. These resemble a somewhat viscous garlic cloves. It is considered a very appetizing fruit and, having tried it in person, it doesn't taste so bad.

Custard apple

Custard apple has a somewhat repulsive exterior appearance but inside it is much friendlier; resembles the apple. In fact in English it is known as "custard apple". its white pulp It is edible and has small seeds very similar to those of the apple.


This fruit is also known as snake fruit by the appearance of your skin. Hard and with what could be scales, you usually eat the pulp that reminds me of a lychee. It is native to the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia.

Kafir Lima

The Kafir file is also known as Combava and it is a file originally from southeast asia. As in many cases, its exterior appearance does not help much but it contrasts with its very citrus aroma. Its leaves are also usually used in local gastronomic preparations.


The rambutan is another one of those Asian fruits that surprise us with its appearance hairy exterior That reminds us of a little monster of children's stories. More seriously, this fruit it closely resembles lychee and is considered in fact as of the same family. The pulp attached to a non-edible central seed is usually eaten.

Lemon Buddha

We leave for the end the most curious fruit of all known as "Lemon Buddha" or "Buddha's hand", It's about a citric originally from southeast asia used both in gastronomy and for the realization of perfumes and even natural medicinal preparations.

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