12 Exotic Fruits You Never Heard Of

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Eating fruit and vegetables is part of a healthy lifestyle. While we all have our favourite fruits like apples, oranges and bananas, there are plenty of exotic fruits that you have probably never heard of. Surprisingly, most of them come from Asia where they are used in local cuisine and home remedies. See if you can find a fruit that you like.

 

 

Noni
Noni and goji are very popular in America as a new superfood to boost your immune system. While many have heard of the word, they have never actually seen it or tasted them. Noni is rich in potassium and antioxidants which slow down the aging process and fight many diseases.

 

Breadfruit
Breadfruit can be used as both a fruit and vegetable due to its unique texture which changes depending on the ripeness of the fruit. In tropical countries, it substitutes potato and is used in almost any type of dish. When it is super ripe, it becomes sweet and creamy and tastes great raw.

 

 

Kumquat
Think of kumquats like of a tiny reverse orange with a sweet peel and tart flesh. It is very popular on its own as well as in desserts, chutneys and modern cuisine.

 

Lotus Fruit
The Lotus flower is an important part of Eastern culture, while lotus seeds are a delicious snack, the seeds are unusual looking but completely edible and taste like a juicy peanut.

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