Known as the "king of fruits" in Southeast Asia, the durian is famous for its strong odor, which some people find unpleasant. However, its custard-like flesh has a unique taste that combines sweet and savory notes, making it a delicacy in many countries.
Also known as pitaya, dragon fruit is visually striking with its bright pink or yellow skin and white or red flesh speckled with tiny black seeds. It has a mildly sweet, refreshing taste and is rich in antioxidants.
Native to Southeast Asia, rambutan is a small, hairy fruit that resembles lychee. It has a sweet and juicy flesh with a mildly acidic flavor, and it's often enjoyed fresh or added to fruit salads.
Mangosteen is often referred to as the "queen of fruits" due to its delightful flavor. It has a thick, purple rind and juicy, sweet-tart white segments inside. Mangosteen is native to Southeast Asia and is prized for its taste and potential health benefits.
Jackfruit is one of the largest fruits in the world and has a sweet, tropical flavor. It can be used in both savory and sweet dishes, and its fibrous texture is similar to pulled pork when cooked, making it popular among vegans and vegetarians as a meat substitute.
Also known as kiwano, this fruit is native to Africa. It has a spiky, orange skin and bright green, jelly-like flesh with a mildly sweet and tart taste. The texture is similar to cucumbers.
This unusual citrus fruit resembles multiple yellow fingers extending from a central base, giving it its name. Buddha's Hand has a strong lemon fragrance and is primarily used for its zest and aromatic oils in cooking and cocktails.
Jabuticaba is a unique fruit native to Brazil. What makes it distinctive is that it grows directly on the trunk of the tree. The fruit resembles grapes and has a sweet and tart flavor, often used to make jellies, wines, and liqueurs.