35 Exotic Fruits You Should Try at Least Once

Exotic fruits list

When looking at the range of fruits available in the supermarket, you may think there is a lot to choose from. And actually, there is, but did you know that this range is only the tip of the fruit iceberg?

There are still so many exotic fruits out there that we may have never seen before in any grocery store, which makes these fruits all the more exciting.

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Discover Dragon Fruit, Also Known as Pitaya

Health benefits of dragon fruit, also known as pitaya

I had the pleasure of eating dragon fruit (also known as pitaya, or pitahaya) at a dinner party recently, and absolutely loved it. So much so that I decided to go buy a bunch of them and try out some recipes.

I remember eating dragon fruit many years ago whilst on holiday in Thailand but had forgotten all about the taste.

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Discover the Tiny Kumquat (Health Benefits and Nutritional Profile)

Kumquat health benefits and nutritional profile

A tiny version of an orange with a super exotic name, that’s perhaps the best and quickest way to describe a kumquat.

Kumquats really are an interesting citrus fruit, and not because of their looks and name. The small kumquat also packs a punch when it comes to nutrition and health benefits.

I had the pleasure of eating a few kumquats after spotting them in my local grocery store, and I have since been somewhat intrigued by this exotic fruit.

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Discover Rambutan Fruit (Health Benefits and Nutritional Profile)

Rambutan fruit health benefits and nutrition profile

In my never ending quest to discover as many exotic fruits as possible, it was now time for me to dive a little deeper into the rambutan fruit.

This tiny fruit with a peculiar outer layer and with soft, creamy flesh inside, not only tastes delicious, it also has an interesting nutrition profile.

Let’s have a closer look at what the tropical rambutan fruit is, how to eat it, where to find it, and also what its nutritional health benefits are.

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15 Common Types of Olives Explained

Types of olives explained

Olives are certainly not for everyone, but my appreciation for this high-fat fruit has grown to a point where I try to eat them almost on a daily basis.

Over the years, I’ve slowly acquired a taste for olives, so much so that I often even eat them as a quick snack in the afternoon. Yum!

Having learned more about the health benefits of the different types of olives that exist, I really do try to regularly add olives to my meals and salads whenever it suits.

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Discover Snake Fruit, Also Known as Salak (Nutrition and Benefits)

Snake fruit (salak) health benefits

In my quest to find new exotic fruits to try, I had the pleasure of eating snake fruit during my recent travels through Southeast Asia.

While snake fruit, also known as salak, is perhaps not as delicious and refreshing as other exotic fruits I’ve tried, I was still pleasantly surprised by the unique flavors and texture of this fruit.

So let’s find out a bit more about this peculiar tropical fruit, its nutritional profile and its health benefits.

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Discover Cherimoya Fruit (Nutrition and Health Benefits)

Cherimoya fruit health benefits

As you may know, I love trying out new fruits that aren’t as mainstream as, for example, apples and bananas. There are so many different types of fruits out there that we may have never heard of because we never see them popping up in our local supermarkets.

One of those not-so-well-known, exotic fruits is the delicious cherimoya fruit. While it may be relatively easy to get your hands on a cherimoya these days, it’s still one of those fruits that many of us never get to enjoy. Either because they are a bit different, or perhaps because they are too pricey.

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What Are Kalamata Olives? (Nutrition and Health Benefits)

Kalamata olives health benefits and nutritional profile

Olives, some people love them, others cannot even look at them. Over the years, I have learned to appreciate olives and have developed an acquired taste for them.

Popular in the Mediterranean diet, olives offer some amazing and unique health benefits. But did you know that there are several hundreds of different types of olives, each with their own characteristics, texture and benefits?

Native to Greece, Kalamata olives are perhaps one of the most popular varieties. And while they may not be for everyone, I personally love eating kalamata olives as a little snack every now and then.

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