Top 10 Rarest And Tastiest Fruits In The World
We almost eaten various kinds of fruits like Apple, Banana, mango, Orange etc. but there are some rarest fruits which are easily not available but when you eat them they are sweet, delicious, healthy, tasty and nutritious. These fruits are rarest because they are grown in some specific type of climate and soil. Here is the list of top 10 rarest and tastiest fruits in the world.
Ackee fruit is a rarest and strange looking fruit that grows in the tropical regions of Western Africa. Although native to West Africa, the use of ackee in food is especially prominent in Jamaican cuisine. Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica, and ackee and saltfish is the national dish.
Rambutan is an important fruit tree of humid tropical Southeast Asia, traditionally cultivated especially in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The fruit is a round to oval single-seeded berry, borne in a loose pendant cluster of 10 to 20 together. The leathery skin is reddish and covered with fleshy pliable spines, hence the name, which means ‘hairs’. The fruit flesh, which is actually the aril, is translucent, whitish or very pale pink, with a sweet, mildly acidic flavor very reminiscent of grapes.
Dragon fruit is believed to be a native of Mexico. In tropical and subtropical regions in South America and Asia, the dragon fruit flourishes and grows in abundance. Its outer skin is cactus-like, resembling that of the scales of a mythical dragon.
Jabuticaba is a rare purple colored fruit native to South-eastern Brazil. It is a thick skinned berry and typically measures 3 to 4 centi meter in diameter. The fruit resembles that of a slip skin grape. It has a thick, purple, astringent skin that encases a sweet, white or rosy pink gelatinous flesh.
Miracle fruit tree grows in the tropical forests of West Africa where it is known for its sweet berry, which has a low sugar content and a mildly sweet tang. It contains a glycoprotein molecule, with some trailing carbohydrate chains, called miraculin.
Durian fruit is native to Southeast Asia. It is Regarded by many people in southeast Asia as the “king of fruits”. It is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn covered husk. The flesh can be consumed at various stages of ripeness, and it is used to flavour a wide variety of savoury and sweet edibles in Southeast Asian cuisines.
African horned cucumber is native to Sub Saharan Africa and it is now grown in California, Mississippi, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand. Ripe fruit has yellow-orange skin and lime green, jelly-like flesh with a tart taste, and texture similar to a cucumber. It can be eaten at any stage of ripening, but when over ripened, will burst forcefully to release seeds.
Mangosteen is a tropical evergreen tree believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesia. It grows mainly in Southeast Asia, southwest India and other tropical areas such as Puerto Rico and Florida. The fruit of the mangosteen is sweet and tangy, juicy, somewhat fibrous, with fluid-filled vesicles like the flesh of citrus fruits, with an inedible, deep reddish-purple colored rind when ripe.
Cherimoya is mainly grown throughout South Asia, America, southern Europe and East Africa. It is the most delicious fruit known to men. The creamy texture of the flesh gives the fruit its secondary name, custard apple. The fruit is oval, often slightly oblate, with a smooth or slightly tuberculated skin.
Cupuacu is a tropical rainforest tree related to cacao. Common throughout the Amazon basin, it is widely cultivated in the jungles of Colombia, Bolivia and Peru and in the north of Brazil, with the largest production in Para.
Cupuaçu fruits are oblong, brown, and fuzzy, 20 centi meter long and covered with a thick hard exocarp. The white pulp of the cupuaçu has an odour described as a mix of chocolate and pineapple and is frequently used in desserts, juices and sweets.