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15 of the Weirdest Fruits in the World

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Cut me a slice of platonia!

One of my favorite things about traveling is the food. I don’t need to explore most tourist destinations, just a quick glance and then off to second lunch. While we get such a variety of foods from around the world here in the US, some dishes and ingredients are not found so easily, especially since it’s illegal to import some of these fruits and vegetables here. Check out some amazing looking fruits you have probably never even heard of.

strange fruits from around the world

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Apples. Oranges. Bananas. That’s childplay. While some of these fruits are beautiful, some are just too strange to be appetizing.

Fruit of the Hala

hala fruit

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Check out this amazingly striking fruit when in Hawaii. It is also a staple in Micronesia and the Maldives. It can be eaten raw or cooked. Halas have a starchy, sweet, tropical taste and the fibrous nature of the the fruit can be used for dental floss.

Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa


Also known as monster fruit or delicious fruit, it resembles a green ear of corn. It is similar to pineapple in texture and flavor. They are found in the rainforests of Southern Mexico.