15 Incredible Fruits That You Didn’t Even Know Existed

‘Frui’ is the Latin word for enjoy. This word gave rise to another word ‘fructus’. This word means enjoyment of produce. This is the actual source of the word ‘fruit’. When you hear the word fruit we immediately think of apples, bananas, oranges, etc. All these fruits are great and help our bodies greatly.

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These are all the most common fruits that are available on our planet but what about the ones that are not available everywhere. What about the fruits that you have never even heard off. This is what we’ll be discussing today with some fruits that you didn’t even know existed.

1Durian Fruit

Many call it nature’s Redbull as it is an instant energizer and helps with reducing stress as well as anxiety. This is the official fruit of Singapore and is high in carbohydrates and calories. It works better than glucose to energize an individual instantly. Unfortunately, it is ‘the world’s smelliest fruit,’ and is banned on many types of public transportation. The smell has been described as rotten onions or raw sewage.

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2Pawpaw Fruit

This is the largest edible fruit that grows in North America. Many have stated that it can taste like both mango as well as banana. In nature, it is found to be 5-16 centimeters in length and 3-7 centimeters in width. It can weigh from around 20-500 grams and is filled with seeds. Being very rich in protein it is consumed on its own or made into ice cream. Its flowers give off a rotten meat type of smell.

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3Peanut Butter Fruit

This fruit is native to Venezuela, Peru, Guyana, and Colombia. It is identified by its leaves that look silvery on the underside. It smells and taste like peanut butter and that is why it was given this name. It is usually used in making jams as well as jellies. It is very high in calcium, vitamin C, and carbohydrates.

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4Miracle Fruit

The reason this fruit is called the miracle fruit isn’t that it does miracles upon consumption but due to the glycoprotein molecule present in it called ‘miraculin’. This causes the fruit to taste sweet when in fact it is quite bitter. Miraculin blinds the taste buds and we get a sweet sensation in our mouths. This fruit is low in sugar but gives a mildly sweet tang and has been used in the treatment of diabetes.

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5Monstera Deliciosa

The name of this fruit that is native to Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Guatemala in English means ‘delicious monster’. The reason it is called that is that if it is consumed before it is 100% ripe it will cause throat and skin irritation. Once the fruit is ripe it is said to be delicious and the leaves of the plant look like the hands of a monster. This is how the fruit got its name.

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