Fruits you probably never knew they exist

When it comes to fruits, one can't boast of having known all the fruits in the world; there are fruits you probably never knew they exist.

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When it comes to fruits, one can't boost to have known all the fruits in the world; there are fruits you probably never knew they exist.

Here are lists of some fruits you may have likely never heard of and if you have, you probably haven't tried them. Some of these strange fruits taste amazing, so here we go.


The Durian, aka the smelliest fruit in the world, is famous for its bizarre appearance and revolting smell.

The durian fruit smells so bad that it has been banned in some parts of Singapore. This spiky fruit actually smells like rotten eggs, sweaty socks and wet garbage.

However, there are underlying notes of sweetness if one should taste it and apparently, ripe Durian tastes good. Once you get past the putrid smell, the creamy flesh on the pods inside its thorny shell taste sweet.

If you did choose to eat it, you would pop open the spiky thing to reach the flesh which supposedly tastes sort of like almond flavoured custard.


The small fruit has a spiky outer skin which looks like a hairy creature.

Inside, there's little fruit that kind of tastes like a grape. While it looks pretty exotic, it's super common in Malaysia, Borneo, and Vietnam.

Though it looks like you'd break out into hives just by looking at it, the incredible fruit cracks open to reveal a soft, pale, juicy interior.

The statement do not judge a fruit by its cover applies here because it probably tastes delicious inside. It can be eaten either cooked or raw.


Kiwano is also known as a horned melon or African cucumber.

It is bright orange on the outside and stuffed with a gorgeous geometric array of green seeds. The mild flavour is comparable to a cucumber or a banana.


Also called a snake fruit for apparent reasons, the salak is native to Indonesia and Malaysia.

Once peeled, the inside is segmented into three lobes, kind of like garlic cloves. They are sweet and tart, tasting and feeling similar to an apple. Each flap has a seed in it


Jabuticaba almost looks like they'd be some kind of rare fungus or growth because grow directly on a tree's trunk and branches rather than hanging off the branches.

They look like purple grapes with light coloured flesh inside. They are usually eaten the raw, but you can also make it in jams, wines, and liqueurs.

They are perfectly edible fruit that can help fight cancer and even help with swollen tonsils.

Dried out it can even be an effective treatment for asthma. Jabuticaba can be eaten fresh, but due to their short shelf life are more commonly fermented and used in liquor and wine.


The physalis is part of the nightshade family and has a husk that covers the orange, tomato-like fruit inside. There are actually about 75 to 90 different species of the fruit, and some of them are just grown to be ornamental. The small orange physalis is sour and sweet.

They're tasty and also look pretty cool.

This fruit is one of the exotic ones that can quickly be grown in a lot of places, and people even grow them in their backyards similarly to how you might grow some tomatoes.


From the outside, the purple mangosteen looks like a giant blueberry but with a fluid-filled inner flesh common to citrus fruits. It only grows in tropical areas and can be found in parts of Indonesia, Thailand and India.

The fruit is juicy and delicious with a sweet and sour taste.

In 2007 when it became legal to import them to the United States they sold for around $60 a pound at specialty stores in New York. You can find them canned for cheaper prices, but the canning process takes out a lot of flavor so that kills some of the fun.