Mango, banana, apple. These are familiar fruits spot in any grocery shop anywhere in the world. However,  what about Durian, Persimmon, Lychee, and Pomelo? I bet you may not even be heard about these terms before.  Here are the top 5 most exotic and strange fruits from around the world like the square watermelon and the largest citrus fruit ever!

The Physalis

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It is also known as the ground cherry, this strange fruit can be grown in warm, subtropical climates in many parts of the world. They are much indigenous to North and South America, especially in Mexico and Peru. The large papery husk covers the cherry

Salak

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Would you be willing to eat a fruit nicknamed the snake fruit? This fruit here has eerily similar looking skin with that of a snake. This fruit is often found in southern Asia in places like Indonesia and Malaysia.

Red Banana

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We’re definitely used to seeing a yellow banana or even green ones from time to time, but did you know there were red bananas? This variety of bananas are not just different because they’re red but because they’re sweeter and plumper than most varieties of bananas. They’re often at their prime when they have a maroon or deep color red and unbruised.

Custard Apple

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This strange fruit gets the weird name of “bull’s heart” due to its external appearance. For a long time, this fruit has been prized for its medicinal properties. About 8 centimeters in diameter it has a delicious taste. The skin of the fruit is thin and tough and the inside is surrounded by seeds.

The Rose Apple

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Here in this photo, you see the intriguing rose apple which is prized in Southeast Asia. Not only for its taste, but it actually smells like roses too! The bell shape makes it appear as if it’s a blossom of a beautiful rose.