9 Weirdest Fruits You’ve Never Seen In Your Lifetime

Snake Fruit

It’s no secret that fruits come in all shapes, sizes and colours. But have you ever wondered what kind of fruit might be out there that you haven’t seen yet? Well, we’re here to tell you about 9 of the weirdest fruits on earth.

  1.  Akee

  2. Akee

Akee is a sweet fruit that grows on trees in the Caribbean and other tropical climates, where it’s also known as “West African pear.” It has a taste similar to that of bananas, but with a hint of pineapple. The plant’s leaves can be cooked and eaten like spinach or added to soups or stews.

Akee’s nutritional value makes it ideal for smoothies and juices, or you can eat it fresh if you’re looking for an alternative to bananas. Akee is also used in jam-making (like guava) because it produces a thick syrup when boiled down; this syrup is sometimes called “grum” because of its thick consistency.

Sources vary on whether this fruit should be peeled before eating—some say yes while others say no—so check with your local grocer before taking off that peel!

  1. Cupuacu

  2. Cupuacu

The cupuacu is a fruit native to the Amazon rainforest. It looks like a large avocado with brown skin and purple-coloured flesh, but it tastes like chocolate. It can be eaten as an ice cream or spread on toast—it has a high fat content, which makes it perfect for that kind of thing!

But not only does it make for delicious treats: cupuacu butter and flour are also used in cooking and other recipes!

  1. Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit

Passion fruit is a tropical fruit that originated in Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. It has a green or yellow skin and is shaped like an egg with deep ridges or creases throughout. The inside of the fruit contains many seeds surrounded by pulp which can be eaten whole or removed from the skin before eating.

The flesh of passion fruit can be used to make juice, ice cream, sorbet, jelly, jam and cocktails such as caipirinha (a Brazilian cocktail made with cachaça). In order for passion fruits to grow properly they need warm temperatures between 20°C – 30°C with high humidity levels.

  1. Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit that grows on a cactus. The name “dragon fruit” was given by Spanish priests in Mexico, who saw its long spines and mistook them for the spikes of dragons. It’s also known as pitaya, strawberry pear and pitahaya.

Dragon fruit is rich in fibre, potassium and vitamin C. The fleshy part of this fruit contains small black seeds that can be easily removed before eating if you don’t want them in your mouth!

Some people like to eat dragon fruit alone or with yogurt or ice cream for breakfast or dessert; others use it in smoothies because it gives a nice taste when combined with other fruits such as bananas or mangoes!

  1. Snake Fruit

Snake Fruit

Snake fruit is a plant that grows on cacti. The literal translation of snake fruit is “snake-skin,” which refers to the texture of its skin when you peel it off. It looks like a small, green apple with brown spots on it.

To eat snake fruit you need to cut it open (carefully) and then scrape off the thin, brown layer around the inside of the skin with something sharp—like a knife or spoon. Then you can eat whatever’s left inside!

It tastes really good raw but other than that it has no nutritional value whatsoever; there’s nothing good or bad about them since they don’t have any vitamins or minerals!

  1. Mangosteen


Mangosteen is a tropical fruit, native to Indonesia and Malaysia. It is the only species of the genus Garcinia that grows in the wild. Mangosteens are related to mangos, but they aren’t quite as sweet or juicy as their famous cousins (though they do have some of that flavour).

They grow on trees and look like small, purple-skinned avocados with a green interior. There’s an edible white flesh inside that tastes similar to a grapefruit or kiwi when you eat it fresh; if you want to cook with them instead of eating them raw, they can be frozen or dried and used later in recipes.

  1. Kiwano


Kiwano is a fruit that looks like a horned melon. It has a tart flavour and is often pickled. Kiwano are native to Africa and Asia, where they grow on vines in the wild. There are two types of kiwano: one has greenish skin with bright yellow flesh and seeds; the other has purple-pink skin with white flesh and seeds.

Kiwano is also known as “horned melon,” or odhini in Zulu (South Africa), karafuu (Tanzania), or “chow” in Trinidad & Tobago, which means “Chinese gooseberry” in English.

  1. Salak


The salak is a fruit from Southeast Asia, and it looks like a snake’s skin. The inside of the salak is full of seeds and white flesh that has a mild taste similar to apples. The salak is very bitter, but can be enjoyed if you remove some of its skin or mix it with other fruits.

Salak also has many health benefits because it is high in vitamin C and other nutrients. Some people call this fruit “snake apple,” others call it “snake palm,” but either way you slice it (pun totally intended), this weird-looking fruit will help you live longer!

  1. Durian Fruit

Durian Fruit

Durian is a fruit that grows in Southeast Asia. It has a hard, spiky outer shell, but inside there’s a creamy flesh with small seeds. The fruit has been described as smelling like gym socks and rotting onions, according to the BBC. That’s because it contains high levels of sulfur compounds—the same chemicals that give certain cheeses their pungent smell!

The smell aside, durian is considered one of the most flavourful fruits in Asia. It tastes sweet at first and then gets slightly bitter toward the end of each bite. Durian can also be used as an ingredient to make ice cream or custard cakes like kalua pig-flavoured Hawaiian rolls (a type of bread).

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We hope you enjoyed learning about some of the weirdest fruits out there! If you want to try one, go ahead and do it.

We believe that eating a variety of fresh produce is one of the best things you can do for your health—and if that includes trying some new (or old) fruits from around the world, then so be it. Who knows? Maybe in a few more years, we’ll all be eating dragon fruit for breakfast!

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