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Exotic Fruits From Asia That You Should Know About

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Every region is known for its habitat and culture. There are different things that you come across when you visit these places.

Different places, cultures, practices and foods are something that define any given place.
Here, in this article, we've shared details on some of the exotic fruits from across Asia which are quite popular in certain regions.

These are the fruits that are a part of their habitat and geographical area.
Certain fruits and veggies tend to grow in certain climatic conditions only. This makes it difficult to find these fruits and veggies in any other parts of the world.

Find out more about the different exotic fruits from around Asia that are famous all over the world, but the catch is, they are grown only in Asia.

So, if you are an Asian, feel proud about the various fruits that are totally exotic to this location. Read on to know more.



This fruit is also known as the "King of Fruits" in Southeast Asia. But, its pungent odour can make you think twice before you buy this exotic fruit. There are few hotels that even ban customers from having this fruit in their hotel premises.



This looks beautiful with the red hairy covering. When peeled, the flesh of this fruit is delicious, sweet and sticky. It has a large woody seed in the middle.



This fruit is well protected by its hard purple exterior. When you cut open the fruit, it has soft, white, edible flesh. It has a sweet fragrance and leaves a good after-taste on your tongue.



This is a really huge fruit. It is very famous in South India, and the fruit can weigh up to 80 pounds. The flesh of the fruit is yellowish orange in colour and it can be either consumed raw or fried. It is extremely sweet.


Wood Apple

This fruit has a woody rock-hard shell that is quite difficult to break. Once it is cut open, the flesh is smooth with a grey, yellow or green peel. It's a little sour in taste and is a tangy fruit, but when mixed with salt and pepper, it tastes absolutely perfect.


Star Fruit

The distinctive ridges running down the sides of this fruit has earned this fruit the name. It is super crunchy and juicy to taste. It is best enjoyed with a pinch of salt!


Dragon Fruit

The shape of this fruit resembles the dragon scales. The flesh of the fruit is white and it has black spotted seeds. It actually tastes quite mild and bland.



This is a seasonal fruit. It is very fleshy, soft and colourless inside and is extremely sweet to taste. It has been widely used as a canned food and is served in Chinese desserts.

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Story first published: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 15:45 [IST]
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