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 25 weird and exotic fruits from Asia you’ve probably never heard of.
20. Wood apple
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yimhafiz/4904555171/ Native to India and Sri Lanka, the fruit has a woody rock-hard shell that is smooth with a grey, yellow or green peel. The fruit is medicinal and its tree is considered to be sacred by Hindus.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sugree/3748122647/ Native to China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, lychee belongs to the soapberry family. Its flesh is extremely sweet, soft and white, and is mostly canned and served in Chinese desserts.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79127972@N04/7083928129/ Ciku, also known as sapodilla, is a popular tropical fruit whose exterior resembles the kiwi. The extremely sweet fruit is known for its cholesterol-lowering effects.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/goosmurf/1182466536/ 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.
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