7 Delicious and Weird Fruits Americans Have Probably Never Heard Of

According to, there are over 2,000 varieties of edible fruit out there and the Western diet typically includes only around 10% of those.

Your favorite fruit of all time could be out there and you wouldn’t even know it! This story is all about the delicious and weird fruits that Americans have probably never tried.

Salak or Snake Fruit

This fruit is mostly commercially cultivated in Indonesia. It's sweet and tangy but mild. It’s not too intense that it overwhelms your tastebuds.

It comes in a dark purple shell with a little green stem on the top. The flavor of its white flesh might be compared to a crisp white peach but with a tropical twist to it.


This fruit is closely related to cacao, which means it has some subtle chocolatey notes in its flavor profile. It’s sort of like a more subtle version of a chocolate-covered piece of pineapple.


Cherimoya is very sweet and some have compared its flavor to a combination of pineapple and kiwi. However, the texture is similar to that of pudding.


Also known as star fruit, one might compare the experience of eating it to eating a grape covered in a tiny bit of lime juice.


Unlike an apple which is much more dense, the wax apple actually has a very high water content and its flesh is very similar to that of a watermelon.

Wax Apple or Java Apple

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