13 CRAZY Fruits You’ve Never Heard Of!

How is this giant mystery fruit found at your
local supermarket the fruit of the future? What incredibly toxic fruit is a common dessert
in Mexico and Panama? Find out in 13 Crazy Fruits You’ve Never Heard
Of! Number 13. “Hala Fruit”
The Hala fruit that grows on the Pandanus tectorius trees in Australia, Hawaii and other
islands in the South Pacific has long been a delicacy of Pacific Islanders. At first glance one might think the Hala fruit
is the brain of a bizarre alien species but once you break off one of the fruit’s sections
called keys you will find the juicy nectar the fruit is famous for. The fruit is shades of bright orange, yellow
and red giving it the appearance of a planet’s molten core. The fruit and the nectar it produces has a
taste that is likened to that of a mango and sugar cane. Because of the fruit’s stringy make-up the
plant has been used by islanders as a natural type of dental floss. Number 12. “Cherimoya”
The Cherimoya found in the tropical rainforests of Central and South American may look like
an artichoke that isn’t fully formed or a ball made out of alligator skin but looks
can be deceiving. The Cherimoya over the years has earned the
nicknames ‘custard apple’ and ‘the tree of ice cream’ because of its easily scoopable
creamy innards that have the texture of yogurt and flavor that is said to be most similar
to a mixture of peaches, strawberries and bananas. Because of this and the abundance of vitamins
within it, it has long been a favorite dessert of the Incas and other native peoples. American author Mark Twain was once quoted
as call the Cherimoya “the most delicious fruit known to men”. Number 11. “Rambutan”
What looks like a clown’s nose overgrown with hair or a vibrant red sea urchin, the Rambutan
is actually one of the most popular fruits of of Southeast Asia. The word Rambutan itself come from the Malaysian
word for hairy but if you want to try new fruits rest easy knowing that you don’t have
to eat the hairy part. Once the red leathery skin is removed a pearly
white colored fruit is revealed. This fruit has a soft texture and flavor that
has been compared that of a white grape. Inside the flesh there is a large seed but
this can be removed before consumption or spat out while devouring the fruit whole. Because of the fruits popularity and ability
to be grown in almost any tropical climate you can now find it often in international
supermarkets inside the United States. Number 10. “Aguaje Fruit”
This weird red fruit about the size of a golf ball appears as though it is covered in the
scales of a snake but once you scratch and peel off this skin a juicy orange fruit is
revealed inside. The Aguaje Fruit is native to the tropical
regions of South America and it is such a valued food and popular resource of the locals
that they type of palm tree it grows on has become endangered. Another reason for this is its recent adoption
as a superfood by the rest of the world. The Aguaje Fruit is chock full of Vitamin
C and Vitamin A and is commonly used in women’s weight loss supplements as the special active
ingredient. In the Amazon the Aguaje Fruit has been used
for centuries for dyes, treating burns and made into an extremely sweet wine. The fruit is said to taste similar to a sweet
carrot or a mango and has long been associated with enhancing a woman’s beauty. Number 9. “Ugli Fruit”
This fruit is just called Ugli by chance it really is truly ugly, but you should never
judge a fruit by its peel. What looks like a month-old orange that you
found underneath your refrigerator is actually a hybrid combining a mandarin orange and a
grapefruit that was accidentally created at the beginning of the 20th century in Jamaican
farmlands. While the rind of the fruit may be wrinkly
and splotched with shades of faded orange, yellow and green the inside beholds a mouth-watering
flesh that is said to taste like a juicier less sour grapefruit. It is also almost the same size as a grapefruit
and the wrinkly rind actually makes peeling the Ugli Fruit incredibly easy. Just like all citrus fruits it is loaded with
vitamins C and A as well as powerful antioxidants making it an ideal snack for the active adventurer. Number 8. “Physalis”
If you visit South America you may find yourself walking right past this gem of a fruit without
even realizing. The physalis fruit is encased in a flaky husk
that gives it the appearance of a flower bulb or an inflated leaf but the almost perfectly
round orange fruit inside has long been a favorite of South Americans. There are over 70 different species of Physalis
all with their own unique nicknames such as the native gooseberry and peruvian groundcherry. The fruits are a part of the nightshade family
like that of an eggplant and their flavor has been likened to a tomato–being not too
sweet, savory and semi-acidic. Because of this profile they are often used
in sauces for pasta or chopped up and thrown into stews. Number 7. “Monstera Deliciosa”
Native to Panama and Mexico the Monstera Deliciosa, also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant is like
the fruit version of the Japanese Pufferfish, extremely toxic but if prepared correctly
one of the most delicious delicacies imaginable. The fruit itself doesn’t look like much, kind
of like a hard corn cob that is bright shade of green, but inside there is a fruit that
has people risking their lives to indulge in its juices.The seeds and skin of the plant
are chock full of poison but if you wait for the fruit to be ripe enough the poison inside
loses it potency. Once the flesh is carefully removed it can
be eaten raw and is said to taste like a more mellow vegetal pineapple and have a similar
consistency. Number 6. “Jabuticaba”
Is that some weird spherical fungus growing of that tree? Has an extraterrestrial coated the tree in
dark purple eggs? No, that’s just the Jabuticaba tree and yes
its fruit grow in clusters straight out of the trees branches and trunk. This bizarre tree is found throughout South
America mainly in Brazil where it is referred to colloquially as the Brazilian Grape Tree. The fruit, the same hue as a plum and the
size of a blueberry, is a wildly popular fruit used in a wide variety of local desserts. It is said to have a taste that like a combination
of grapes, strawberries and melons. Because the fruit naturally starts to ferment
three days after being plucked it has also become a common source of homemade liquor
and wine. Number 5. “Soursop”
The soursop is the twisted spiky cousin of cherimoya and shares many of the same characteristics. The fruit is commonly found in the Caribbean,
Mexico and the northern parts of South America and like the cherimoya has a creamy flesh
that is flavored like a citrusy cross between a pineapple and strawberry. Beyond being intensely scrumptious the Soursop
is one of the healthiest foods in the world. Other than being filled with B and C vitamins
the fruit contains large amounts of cancer-fighting antioxidants. The Soursop has long been used by locals for
the treatment of various conditions like respiratory illnesses and arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory
attributes. Not only that but the indigenous caribbean
people have used it for thousands of years as the main ingredient in a relaxing tea that
alleviates stress and insomnia. The seeds once crushed are often made into
various types of topical ointments and powders that is reported to reduce wrinkles and other
signs of aging. Number 4. “Mangosteen”
The Mangosteen has been harvested in Southeast Asia and India for thousands of years but
its new popularity as a so-called superfood has spread this strange fruit across the globe. On the outside the mangosteen is purple and
red and has a hard inedible rind but on the inside what at first looks like a garlic clove
is actually a quite succulent fruit. It is described as having one of the most
unique tastes of any fruit on Earth–a combination that can best be summed up as that of peaches
and lychee with a slightly oniony aftertaste. The flavor might not be for everyone but those
who do enjoy it find it irresistible. One famous monarch in particular, Queen Victoria,
liked Mangosteens so much that she offered rewards to anyone that could bring her a bushel. This is one of the reasons why the Mangosteen
is heralded as the Queen of Fruits. The fruit also has a wide variety of medicinal
purposes, rendering it extremely valuable. It has been used commonly as a cure for indigestion,
diarrhea, weight loss and as a general immunity booster amongst other uses. Number 3. “Kiwano”
The exterior of the Kiwano melon can be off-putting to those unfamiliar with the fruit as it looks
like something that should be crawling across the sea-floor or found on a distant planet. But to those who have tasted its delights
the sight of it speckled orange spikes causes the stomach to rumble and the mouth to water. Commonly grown in Australia and Africa, the
kiwano melon is known by many names such as blowfish fruit, the African horned cucumber,
the jelly melon and most commonly as the horned melon. It is considered one of the juiciest fruits
on the planet and its slimy green inside is said to be similar in flavor to that of a
cucumber crossed with a kiwi. Because of its weird appearance and its unique
tropical flavor the Kiwano has recently risen in popularity in the United States. Number 2. “Miracle Fruit”
The Miracle Fruit doesn’t have any crazy medicinal properties nor will it give you magical powers
but it does have the remarkable ability to turn anything sour, sweet. This rare fruit only thrives in the wild in
the tropical lowlands of west Africa but because of it unusual quality demand has been skyrocketing
for the red berry all over the world. The Miracle Fruit also known as The Miracle
Berry looks the most like a cherry tomato that has been stretched into a torpedo shape. The berry is said to not have much flavor
at all by itself but once the juices hit your tongue they have the odd effect of making
anything you eat after significantly altered in flavor. If you ingest a Miracle Fruit and then bite
into a lemon, you won’t find yourself puckering but instead enjoying all the lemon’s sweetness
and bright scent as if you had dipped it in sugar. This fascinating effect is said to last upward
of half an hour per bite. The bizarre and fun experience of the fruit’s
flavor changing powers has even led to companies creating Miracle Fruit capsules that people
can chew before sucking on sour candies, limes and anything sour you can get your hands on. Number 1. “Jackfruit”
You may have seen this gargantuan relative of the fig at your local supermarket and been
so overwhelmed the sheer size and unusually bumpy green texture of it that you never considered
actually using it in a dish. In fact, many grocery stores keep Jackfruit
in stock just for the shock value and curiously exotic nature. But this bulbous fruit that can grow up to
100 pounds in weight may just be the fruit of the future. Grown from India to Sri Lanka the Jack Fruit
has become one of the most popular fruits in Southern Asia because of its nutrient filled
flesh and many other uses. The inside of the fruit is bright yellow reminiscent
of a mango crossed with a pineapple, but it is said to have a much subtler flavor, like
that of a banana or artichoke heart. Jackfruit are noted for having a stringy and
chewy texture which has led some vegan restaurants to started using it as a substitute for pork
in pulled pork sandwiches. The jackfruit is notorious for its ability
to be grown in a wide varieties of climates thriving more and more the closer to the equator
one goes. Because of climate change the tropical regions
of the world are greatly expanding making bountiful and adaptable fruits like Jack more
and more valuable. Which of these fruits do you want to try the
most and why?

100 comments on “13 CRAZY Fruits You’ve Never Heard Of!”

  1. Cather Avery says:

    10/13 fruits tasted and are available here in the Philippines ♥️

  2. Princess Flores says:

    you did not even mention Philippines. Where in fact almost of the fruits you've mention are all here. And, it's not weird for us

  3. BIG Mouth says:

    cherimoya… hindi na bago yan dito sa amin, atis yan.

  4. ChroniclesofAB says:

    ohhh hala fruit, i saw a lot of ppl eating that in china and i was thinking the whole time wtf is that

  5. ChroniclesofAB says:

    btw the aguaje/snakeskin fruit tastes more like pickled garlic than mangos

  6. Vanity Insanity says:

    I love Rambutan!!! They sell it at Wal-Mart. Lol

  7. Jayani De Alwis says:

    Fruits tht Americans never heard of. LOL

  8. E-Boat tanit says:

    This is just fucking tropical fruits.

  9. Love rainbows Puppys says:

    Really?? I am eating jack fruit right now!!

  10. - S l e e p y - H e a d - says:


  11. Allan Gil 31 says:

    I have two jackfruit trees on my yard LoL

  12. Sin Gaming says:

    Those fruits is common in our country

  13. Obsidian Golem says:

    Soursop and Rambutan I've had

  14. Alexander Deyloff says:

    Anyone wanting to try jackfruit should kno that it has undertones of armpit. Not kidding. Can be offputting.

  15. Nate's Life says:

    Miracle berry doesnt make sour foods sweet… they just block the sour/bitter receptors on your tongue.

  16. Tree me says:

    OK so I read comments. Title should say. 13 fruits Americans (excluding Hawaii) have never heard of! But want to try!! Thank u for the video. Now where can an American get those mouth watering fruits here in America??

  17. s c u m says:

    Talks about foreign fruit
    shows orange

  18. Auto Pomp says:

    In America we only have:
    -2types of Mangos(usually raw and lacking flavour)
    -berries; strawberry, raspberry, BlackBerry, blueberry
    -kiwi(on occassion)
    -peachs, apricots
    – banana

    That's pretty much what every single grocery store has. And obviously it's all about the money for them. What they can stock year round and they will give them the most return…
    That's why we are so sick and obese as a nation. Woohoo capitalism.

  19. Shaquin Gayle says:

    Actually the cherimoya is very common in jamaican and it is delicious

  20. Steve Legend says:

    Mangosteen i eat every day in season, love it.

  21. Container full of chilli sauce says:

    No. 14 "Tarap"

  22. Phil Lasagna says:

    Why the giant text

  23. ode jepun says:

    Jackfruit is the most popular fruit and ingredient to make one of food in all entire Java mix with coconut milk. Who knows thus kind of food? Answer if you have been in Indonesia and know about Java well lol

  24. Canadianmom 87 says:

    I recently tried mangosteen and omg!!! Soooooooop good!!!

  25. khushboo anand says:

    Number 8.*physalis* (russbhari) and number 1 jackfruit i already eat… One more thing raw jackfruit is mostly use as vegetable..

  26. Yoyo Alreweie says:

    I almost thought the thumbnail was just a bunch of matches

  27. Red Phlaimesword says:

    Combine all into a fruit cocktail

  28. Arman Catulong says:

    Its all here in philippines

  29. Living the Sign says:

    Cheramoya- we call it atis in Tagalog.

  30. Luke Tremble says:

    Climate change

  31. Also Kut says:

    You know that kool aid ad you get now?
    Don’t lie to me you know. Well anyways if you use the miracle fruit will it taste like normal kool aid? Or have a completely different taste?

  32. kimmcmahon28 says:

    Jackfruit is amazing! You can eat it at all stages of growth in different ways. When it is young the flesh is not sweet and is great boiled in curries. When it is mature, the flesh surrounding the seeds becomes sweet and tastes a bit like chewy mango. You can even eat the seeds! Either boil them for approximately 30 minutes and then put them in a curry, or they can be roasted with some oil and salt. They taste similar to chestnuts! You do need to peel the white skin off before you eat them. Delicious!

  33. arthur workman says:

    I guess I got scammed yet again I came here because of that weird looking food thingy in the photo. It's looks more like an explosion than something you eat. — I'm sorry but I had to laugh upon seeing that #4 Mangosteen – it looks like someone's perfectly round sculptured butt. LOL –

  34. Daisy and everything goes! says:

    Crazy fruits? U must be the crazy one🤣🤣😄😄 i love most of these fruits like jackfruit- nangka in our dialect, soursop- guyabano/siko karabaw, mangosteen,rambutan, atis. We even have these fruit trees in our backyard🤣😄😄

  35. Chef shaheena says:

    Hello friend beautiful video

  36. Oana F says:

    I never had any of them 🙁

  37. Chad Manning says:

    99% of the comments: we have heard of every coz we are not American!!
    Me: good for you

  38. BITC lasagna says:

    Australia is not a pacific island stfu

  39. Colton Davis says:

    4:20 don’t wanna eat a fruit that sounds that similar to an STD

  40. Levan Bannister says:

    Most of these we have here in the Bahamas

  41. A Ramsey says:

    Jack fruit is so nasty 🤢

  42. Terri M says:

    Mangosteen is the best! Cant really describe the taste. But when I was overseas I would buy them all out.soooo good! Wish i could find it in America

  43. Dope Puffer says:

    Now i know why there is kahuna hala in pokemon sun and moon

  44. yellowmello 101 says:

    I've heard of the number 12 but I call it custard fruit

  45. Sandy Gordon says:

    1.Cherimoya is called sweet sop in Jamaica
    2. Ugli fruit is called sibble orange in Jamaica
    3. Soursop is soursop in Jamaica
    4. Jack fruit is Jack fruit in Jamaica

  46. TorFam says:

    "CHIRIMOYA" correction?

  47. ruchi tiwari says:

    Phylasis is also found in india (asia)

  48. redmist6131 says:

    ive had the number 8 one and let me tell you they are good

  49. Orlando Magician says:

    Great video

  50. Lee Meh says:

    Americans: wow I never knew hey exist

    Asians: what the heck is this? I was hoping to see new fruits, a lot of these I could get these from my backyard or family backyards

  51. Cool iO says:

    Well, familiar or not, these fruits are ALL super tasty.

  52. claudia diaz says:

    Jackfruit vegan Tacos are the bomb

  53. Gacha Rielle says:

    Rambutan, soursop, and mangosteen is not new to Filipinos

  54. Gacha Rielle says:

    oh and jackfruit too

  55. nadeem ahmed says:

    No 12 fruits in India there

  56. carla kay says:

    Miracle fruit, to eliminate sugar.

  57. she onguico says:


  58. Cak Cidaon says:

    rambutan many in my country.. we eat it in between december – january..

  59. •Waffle Edits• says:

    the comment section: hold my beer

  60. hehehehhe ehhehehhe says:


  61. Doucheous Malfoy says:


  62. Aaron Keene says:

    …"because of climate change…" fucking bull shit

  63. Katija Bacchus says:

    In guyana we call that jackfruit thing KOWA

  64. Johneman Torremocha says:

    mga bogo nangka na sa number 1

  65. Maria Hernandez says:

    the rumabatan is actually called lychee

  66. Joaflor Boringot says:

    Jackfruit is so common in Philippines. Yes you can make it as a dish when the fruit is not yet ripe .

  67. Saf Khan says:

    If you are American you must not know these fruits 😁

  68. vj ranches says:


    Here in the philippines we call that
    "Atis" now you know

  69. About health says:

    what is crazy about these fruits?

  70. André Pezzutti says:

    Used to eat cherimoya and jabiticaba every day. And the jackfruit sometimes. They're all delicious

  71. Jaded Jaded says:

    Durian, anyone?

  72. Jaded Jaded says:

    Durian, anyone?

  73. The Seeker says:

    when i was the Philippines i had a lot of rambutan its delicious
    Plus this is not new when you grow up in tropical countries this is all common

  74. Hansimali Herath says:

    These are really tastyand famous foodin SRILANKA and specifically no.1, the jack fruit is really really tasty and awesome…You people should visir SL one day to experience most of it… 💪💪💪

  75. Mayowreck says:

    What? No durian?

  76. Nyikili says:

    in the Caribbean well my island the Soursop is made into a sort of milkshake-like drink that we would call a punch not necessarily a tea….

  77. Leng L says:

    In Australia, we call cherimoya "custard apple". Surprised durian isn't on this list. Love so many of these fruits, like cherimoya, orangutan, jack fruit, mangosteen…. yummy 😋😋😋

  78. IVersusYou x says:

    I love cherimoya its delicious trust me

  79. Jhie says:

    "MARANG" a FRUit you really never heard of.

  80. James Page says:

    STFU, you suck

  81. yeeter teeter says:

    I was born in Asia, I know ALL and have ate ALL of these fruits before.

  82. Alfred Ryan says:

    scanning through the comments its is great for those who are acquainted with up to eleven of these fruits.In my Caribbean island I am acquainted with Sour sop, Jack fruit and the Cherimoya which looks very much to what we call sugar apple.However I look to the opportunity to feast on fruits of the most peculiar order.I claim this bible verse where is promised a fruit tree that bear twelve manner of fruits and dose this monthly.
    I look forward to feast at this tree.

    Rev. 22:2

    In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

  83. Sudha Epian says:

    The mangosteen is only super sweet and sometime a little sour i remember..

  84. Kahna Emery says:

    What is the name of the fruit in the thumbnail video? YT-the fact that you are deceiving us negates the desire of watching! Would you stop it?!

  85. Matin’s Page says:

    Yesss jabuticaba is the best !!!

  86. Vielyn Sheirelyn says:

    I'm asian anf have ate all of that. All of it os yummy, except the miracle fruit . It taste good at first but once you ate more than 2 or one, you will just feel like vomiting

  87. Roberto Tamesis says:

    Name a fruit that tastes like an apple 🍎and a banana🍌 but looks like red peach or brown Chico..it b belongs to mahogany family.? Ans:

  88. Deal Domain says:

    go to the Philippines we have most of this crazy fruits and more crazy than this fruits…..

  89. Maria Diveris says:

    All of them! The miracle fruit and the soursop.

  90. A. R. says:

    I've had 1, 3, 8, and 11so far..glad to see a list of these fruits. I've seen them in several stores during its season but haven't tried them yet…

  91. C Rutherford says:

    Everything in the U.S. already has half a pound of sugar in it, unless its sugar-free and then its got artificial sweetner. No need for miracle fruit lol.

  92. E. Castaneda says:

    These fruits are all found in the Philippines, Guam, Indonesia and Hawaii, wherever the whalers and traders went.

  93. Trigger Happy says:

    Custard Apple milkshakes are my favorite, good on a hot day.

  94. Trigger Happy says:

    Lol miracle fruit can make anything taste good? 😉 fruit and sex is good foreplay haha

  95. GEORGE NYUHA says:

    wonder full shock shock

  96. Sexmetalbarbie__ says:

    The way you pause in the middle of your sentences and make it sound like your sentence is done but it’s not.

  97. AmyCarlos Leyva says:

    They sell some of these fruits at our local Fry's Food and Drug Store and late at night once the produce employee had my family come over and he started cutting them up so we could try them. It was so cool

  98. Zeniat Abiri says:

    The soursop is also grown in Nigeria.

  99. SHINEeMy1st행복 says:

    Jackfruit is Gd !! Cause dats the only one I know and can get hold of and

  100. Corey says:

    Monstera Deliciosa doesn't contain poison, it contains calcium oxalate, which forms tiny needles and will simply irritate your mouth. Way to not do the slightest bit of research. Thumbs down for bad information.

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