Food & Diet
19 Amazing Exotic Fruits You Must Try
Are you bored of eating common traditional fruits such as apples, oranges, bananas, etc? Even though these fruits are tasty, healthy and can be bought in almost any store, sometimes you just need to try something new, something that you’ve never tasted before.
If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, here are 19 exotic fruits you must try!
1. Star Fruit
Star fruit, a.k.a. carambola, is a tropical fruit shaped like a star (hence the name) which tastes sweet or sour, depending on how it is cultivated. It originally grows on the Malayan peninsula, but it is also cultivated in China, several parts of the Pacific islands and Southeast Asia.
Star fruit grows in abundance, and yet not many people have tried it or even heard about it. This fruit grows on a bushy tree that really enjoys tropical conditions and grows well under them. When it becomes shaped like a star, it means that it is edible.
This fruit is very low in calories (only 31 calories in 100 grams) and rich in antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins C and B. Star fruit also delivers good amounts of fiber which helps your digestion and prevents the absorption of bad cholesterol in your gut.
Star fruit contains polyphenolic flavonoids which have a powerful antioxidant effect on your body, and there are also phosphorus, zinc, iron and potassium, which are all beneficial for your health. The best looking star fruits are usually also the best tasting ones, so in this case feel free to ‘judge the book by its covers’.