Looking for some new foods to try? Tired of the same old vegetable rack at your grocery store? Are pineapples passe? If this describes your state of mind, then prepare to get exotic with these outlandish fruits and vegetables from around the globe!


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From yardlongs, which grow so fast that you can almost watch them get bigger, to durian, which smells like dirty gym socks but tastes like creamy almond custard, these are the wildest, weirdest foods in the natural world. Break out your bucket list and make some travel plans. You can't call yourself a true culinary adventurer until you've tried every item on this list!

#1 Fruit Of The Hala Aka Puhala Tree

Fruit Of The Hala Aka Puhala Tree

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HaryatiSugianto 1 year ago

got very beautiful colors inside, like a meteorite explosion

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#2 Horned Melon

Horned Melon

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SarahofBorg 1 year ago

They taste a bit like a juicy cucumber, but there's so many damn seeds there's really not much to actually eat.

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#3 Romanesco Broccoli

Romanesco Broccoli

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AliJar-Night 1 year ago

reminds me of the Fibonacci sequence

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#4 Rambutan

Rambutan

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NickoRivaldo 1 year ago

You can find it at some countries in Southeast Asia.. like Indonesia and Malaysia.. It's taste sweet and fresh..

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#5 Mangosteen

Mangosteen

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MagiLuna 1 year ago

We call this fruit "manggis". Fragrance and sweet.

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#6 Ackee

Ackee

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roishasyim 11 months ago

I heard about this fruit, they say that unripped ackee contain deadly poison. Is it true?

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#7 Akebi

Akebi

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ChinadolltRoby 1 year ago

pretty color

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#8 Pitaya

Pitaya

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Jemma-LouiseKeen 1 year ago

Also known as dragonfruit. Really yummy, not always white inside though as some are pink!?

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#9 Jackfruit

Jackfruit

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TiarsaraniGurarso 1 year ago

Sweet and tasty! I love this fruit haha

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#10 Salak

Salak

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MagiLuna 1 year ago

Snakefruits or 'salak' is very common in Indonesia.

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#11 Carambola

Carambola

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#12 Buddha's Hand

Buddha's Hand

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EmcLogan 1 year ago

This fruit creeps me out XD

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#13 Purple Sweet Potato

Purple Sweet Potato

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AkankshaKumari 1 year ago

you can have these raw or can boil and have.. Its sweet in taste..

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#14 Black Sapote (chocolate Pudding Fruit)

Black Sapote (chocolate Pudding Fruit)

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XiyuZheng 1 year ago

Does it taste like chocolate? If so I want it!

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#15 Durian

Durian

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MagiLuna 1 year ago

One of the most delicious fruits in the world. Some people don't like it because of its strong smell.

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#16 Anaar

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#17 Jaboticaba

Jaboticaba

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Amber 1 year ago

These are wonderfully weird, sorta like tart grapes with a thicker skin. Very common in Brazil.

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#18 Lichi

Lichi

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Shreshtha 1 year ago

Its very delicious..ample available in my place(Indonesia)

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#19 Achiote

Achiote

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KatherinePophamCamargo 1 year ago

Achiote is used as a spice in Mexico. We use it to make a delicious dish called "cochinita pipil". It's made with pork and a sauce is made with the achiote.

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#20 Langsat

Langsat

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IzaYusop 1 year ago

this is langsat. duku looks the same but got thicker skin. longan is like lychee, just smaller with brown skin, and black pit

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#21 Aguaje

Aguaje

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MikeTP 1 year ago

It's call "huithai" in Rongmei Dialect. Just a cane fruit. taste best when it's at immature!

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#22 Cupuaçu

Cupuaçu

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LuisaMariaRodriguez 1 year ago

tangy and sweet

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#23 Markut Lime

Markut Lime

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nnatrakul 1 year ago

It is kaffir lime. Markut is a Thai word for it. We sometimes use it in soup, but these days, it's mostly found in shampoos and soaps.

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#24 Cherimoya Aka Ice Cream Fruit

Cherimoya Aka Ice Cream Fruit

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Jamyson Gouveros 4 months ago

david attenboroug ate it in a documentary. ive had it to. Its flavour is creamy and it is soft.

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#25 I Have No Idea What It Is.

I Have No Idea What It Is.

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NickoRivaldo 1 year ago

It's Pare/Peria (momordica charantina). You can find it at Indonesia or Malaysia. This white one is Peria gajih, also from India or Africa

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