List of exotic fruits that you hardly tried
Each of us ate such overseas fruits like oranges, tangerines, bananas, pineapples. They are all familiar to our man, and readily available. But have you ever heard something about the cherimoya or nods? No? Then you might be interested to learn about exotic fruits that you are unlikely to find on the shelves of the nearest supermarket.
Kiva (horned melon, African cucumber) - exotic fruit belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae, which is considered the birthplace of Africa. 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.
Durian - large fruit coated large spikes, up to 30 cm and a weight of 8 kg. This fruit is remarkable for its contrasting properties: an excellent sweet flavor and a disgusting smell. The smell of durian is so unbearable that it is forbidden to climb on board an aircraft 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.
Rambutan - a tropical plant family sapindaceae. this fruit tree size and shape of a walnut, covered with hairs. Inside is tender flesh with a pleasant sweet taste. It should be careful with the bone of the fetus, because in raw form, it is toxic. But after roasting it becomes completely edible. Rambutan comes from Southeast Asia, where it grows everywhere. These fruits are a rich source of vitamin C, niacin, iron and calcium.
Aki, or Bligh delicious fruit tree, another member of the family sapindaceae on our list. Aki require special treatment, as raw and undiscovered natural fruit is poisonous. Properly cooked aki have a pleasant nutty flavor.
Bligh considered tasty Jamaican national fruit. The fruits of this tree is also found in Central and South America.
5. Monstera delicacy
Monstera delicacy - a large vine family Araceae. Its fruits reach 20-30 cm in length and half-open like an ear of corn with banana-pineapple flavor. Immature fruits are best avoided - because of the high content of calcium oxalate they can cause a strong burning sensation in the mouth.
The plant can be found in Guatemala, Panama, Mexico, Australia and the Seychelles.
6. The Buddha's Hand
This kind of citron is also known as "Buddha's hand". Citron fruits palmatum resemble intricate kind lemon, in which almost no pulp. Peel the fruit is mainly used for making candied fruits, as well as to flavor the premises or 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 the fruit of a cucumber Mexican make salads, they are also used as food in salted, pickled, boiled, stewed, fried and stuffed form.
8. Salak (snake fruit)
Salak (snake fruit) - fruit tree plant family palm. Fruit got its second name for an unusual kind of peel, like a snake's skin. The flesh of herring has a beige-yellow color, sweet taste and fragrant smell.
The birthplace of the fruit is of Sumatra and Java islands, Indonesian. Today snake fruit can be found in the countries of Southeast Asia.
9. The cherimoya
Cherimoya - a fruit tree of the family annonaceae. It is also called "the tree of ice cream," as the consistency of the pulp of the fruit is similar to the product. The cherimoya has a mild sweet taste, reminiscent of several fruits simultaneously.
Currently cherimoya exporters are Thailand, Malaysia, China, Spain, Chile, Australia, 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, gentle smell and pleasant creamy consistency. From the fruit can make juice or wine, and his flowers to brew tea.
All these fruits are undeniably need to try. If you're going to visit the south of the country - be sure to go to the market and buy several types of exotic fruits, because we can not find this. Are you sure you'll be surprised by their unusual taste.