exotic fruits


  • Find out what Jack­fruit is, how to eat it, and what it tastes like. Try some­thing new!
  • Dragon fruit is a beau­ti­ful, exotic fruit grown in South­east Asia, Mex­ico, Cen­tral and South Amer­ica, and Israel.

    While not com­mon­place, they seem to be show­ing up a lot lately in gro­cery stores across the nation.

    This trop­i­cal cac­tus fruit is del­i­cately sweet with a mildly acidic fla­vor, rem­i­nis­cent of water­melon, cac­tus pear, and kiwi.
    The fruit comes in three col­ors; two have a pink outer skin, but with two dif­fer­ent col­ored flesh (one white and the other has a red inte­rior. The third one has an exte­rior yel­low skin with white flesh.

    All three types have tiny, edi­ble black seeds (very sim­i­lar to those found inside Kiwi). The seeds should be chewed in order to be fully digested.

    Less well known as other pow­er­house fruits, dragon fruit qual­i­fies as a Super­food. Some­times known as pitaya, this trop­i­cal delight is giv­ing acai a run for its money. Com­pa­nies like Pitaya Plus sell juices, smoothie packs, and even pitaya bowls.

  • Learn about New Pota­toes and how to use them.

  • These long, ten­der beans are a vari­ety called run­ner beans. Mann’s Pack­ing is re-​introducing them to the US as Ten­der­bites beans.