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8 odd fruits you might not have never heard of

Sugar apple is a native fruit of the West Indies and the tropical Americas. It has a white, creamy flesh attached to black seeds. The taste resembles that of a custard.

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The marula fruit is indigenous to Southern Africa, Madagascar and parts of West Africa. It has a light yellow skin with a white flesh. The marula is loaded with vitamin C 8x more than oranges. It is also the main fruits used in the Amarula liquer.

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Duku originates from western Southeast Asia. It is also known as lanzones or langsat. The white flesh has a combination of bitter and sweet taste. People compare it to the taste of grapes and grapefruit including the consistency of the flesh.

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Duku originates from western Southeast Asia. It is also known as lanzones or langsat. The white flesh has a combination of bitter and sweet taste. People compare it to the taste of grapes and grapefruit including the consistency of the flesh.

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Rambutan is a fruit of Indo-Malay and Southeast Asian origin. The white flesh of the fruit is sweet and slightly acidic when ripe.

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Pitaya or dragon fruit is a native fruit of Mexico. Its flesh can be white, yellow or red. It tastes mildly sweet and the seeds are eaten as well.

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Horned melon is a yellowish fruit with spikes that look like horns. The plant is a native species of Sub-Saharan Africa. The flesh is lime green in colour and it has a tart taste similar to the taste of cucumber and courgette.

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Horned melon is a yellowish fruit with spikes that look like horns. The plant is a native species of Sub-Saharan Africa. The flesh is lime green in colour and it has a tart taste similar to the taste of cucumber and courgette.

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The star apple is known by many names including caimito, golden leaf tree and pomme de lait amongst others. It is native to the West Indies and the Greater Antilles. It has a sweet taste when mature.

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Star fruit or carambola is native to the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, India and other Southeast Asian countries. The entire fruit can be eaten including the skin. It has a sweet taste.

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Star fruit or carambola is native to the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, India and other Southeast Asian countries. The entire fruit can be eaten including the skin. It has a sweet taste.

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