If you take a trip through the supermarket’s produce isle, you might be forgiven for thinking that you have an impressive variety of fruit at your fingertips. In reality, however, this is only a small offering of the wide variety of delicious and exotic fruit that Mother Nature has in store.
You may be surprised to learn about all the different weird and exotic fruits from Asia that can open up an entirely new world to you. Here are 19 weird and exotic fruits from Asia you’ve probably never heard of.
1. Snake Fruit
Also known as salak, this fruit has a sweet and tangy taste like the pineapple. A species of the palm tree, it got its name from its brownish-red scaly skin
2. Dragon fruit
Resembling the shape of dragon scales or dragon flames, its fruit is white with spotted black seeds and actually tastes quite mild and bland. NB. It is extremely good for aiding digestion.
The pomelo is a crisp citrus fruit with yellowish-green skin. It is the largest citrus fruit in the world and can weigh up to 5 pounds.
4. Nipah Seeds
The nipah seeds grow on the nipah palm tree, and is a translucent, white and chewy fruit. It is most commonly served in a shaved-ice Malaysian dessert called ais kacang.
Closely linked and sometimes mistaken for the rambutan, pulasan is part of the Sapindaceae family. Its white fruit is extremely sweet with a big woody seed in the middle.