In every region of the world, there are countries with separate climate and vegetation cover due to geographical reasons.
Because of this climate and vegetation that is different in each region, it is possible to grow various kinds of plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Some fruit species grow in very rare climates. There are even such fruit, that only one region of the world grows.
Here are the World’s Top 10 Rare Fruits:
10. Star Apple
The Star Apple may be purple or green in color. The reason why the fruit is in this name is that the inner part that emerges when it is cut is in the form of a star. The outer shell is not consumed because of its 33% toxicity ratio.
- Location: It is raised in Central America and its low hills and in the west of India.
- Average Price: Approximately $ 45 per kilo.
9. Prickly Pear
Prickly Pear, which may be pink or yellow, is also known as cactus fruit because it grows on a cactus. Fruit is used to make sugar, jelly and vodka, and fruit juice can also be enjoyed. It is a self-grown fruit in nature.
- Location: It is grown in South Africa and Mediterranean Sea regions.
- Average Price: Average $ 20 per kilo.
8. Snake Fruit
The snake has taken this name because of the fruit’s outer appearance. Fruit grows in the form of bunch in a kind of palm tree. It has a sweet and slightly acidic taste that resembles an apple. It can be eaten freshly or by joining into sweet pastries.
Snake Fruit that grows in Malaysian forests is the favorite food of monkeys living in the same forest. The most interesting feature of Snake Fruit is its 13.5% alcohol content. This rate is 13% in grape wine. In this case, it is not hard to guess what the fruit-eating apes are.
- Location: Malaysian Forests
- Average Price: The Indonesian market is sold at $ 2 a kilo.
7. Dragon Fruit
The flowers of Dragon Fruit, which has a remarkable pink color, looks like an intersection of kiwi and pear flowers. Dragon Fruit, which contains high antioxidant and liposome, is also rich in fiber.
- Location: Mexico, Central and South America, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia
- Average Price: Starting at $ 40 per kilo.
6. Mangosteen Fruit
Mangosteen, slightly smaller than a tennis ball, is known as the fruit of the gods. The purple colored outer shell has a white part that can peel off. Mangosteen has become popular thanks to the health drink that is called Xango.
- Location: Philippines, Hawaii, Australia, Zanzibar, Ghana, Gabon, Liberia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Dominica, Cuba, Colombia
- Average Price: It is possible to find the cheapest in Asia for less than $ 1.
5. Buddha’s Hand
This strange yellow fruit, also known as Buddha’s Hand Lemon, attracts attention with its pleasant smell and grows in Asia. The Buddha’s Hand is available in shredded salads, and can also be used as a lemon in a fish dish.
- Location: Asian Continental
- Average Price: $ 13
4. Akebi Fruit
Akebi’s word is “a rare tone of blue”. The inner part of Akebi, which opens in the same way as the shellfish pea and has a sour taste, is consumed. The fleshy part of it and its seeds are eaten together because it is very difficult to separate them. Akebi is harvested in autumn, growing in northern Japan. So it is not too high that you have a chance to taste Akebi’s taste.
- Location: Japan
- Average Price: An average of $ 12
3. Durian Fruit
Known as the world’s most smelling fruit, Durian can grow up to 3 kilograms. Small protrusions resembling horns in the outer shell of the fruit stand out at first glance. Unfortunately, this fruit is among the worst flavors of the world. Even if you have a durian in your hand, it is illegal to ride a bus or metro in Singapore.
- Location: Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam
- Average Price: Average of 2 $ -3 $
2. Goya (Bitter Melon)
Bitter Melon A fruit that attracts attention with its similarity to salat, it grows on a grape-like grapevine. It is generally collected just before it is grown up and is consumed fresh or cooked. It is also consumed as fruit juice.
- Location: It grows in tropical regions.
- Average Price: Average $ 1.5 to $ 2
1. Rambutan Fruit
This creature-looking fruit grows only in tropical climates in the world. Rambutan, which is quite sweet and tasty, is ready to eat when the outer shell is pissed.
- Location: It grows in tropical regions.
- Average Price: average $ 20 per kilo
Bonus Weird Fruit: Kaju
Did you ever wonder and say, “What is this kaju?” Kaju is a Fruit, an Apple to be precise!
The name of the plant you see in the photo, looks like a little tomato, a little apple, is ‘kaju fruit’. And yes, kaju is made of this weird-looking fruit. The seed of this apple is not different from other apple varieties. It’s exactly the fruit seed that we consumed as a snack.
The World’s Largest Tree
You may think that the photo you see above is a view from above of a field full of kaju trees. But you are wrong. This is a single kaju tree in itself.
Founded in 1888 by a fisherman named Luís Inácio de Oliveira and located in the city of Parañirim in Brazil, this tree is 129 years old. A tree with a genetic defect consists of a single root and covers a huge area as seen. Nowadays the tree, which covers an area of 8,500 square meters, is regularly trimmed.
This huge tree is under the protection of the government. The tree, which is among the frequented places of tourists, hosts thousands of people annually.