Specialty stores and even regular supermarkets are constantly expanding their exotic or obscure fruit and vegetable selections. However, there are still plenty of uncommon fruits and vegetables out there that have yet to be fully introduced to the American food scene. Check out these 50 different ways to get your 5 to 7 daily servings.
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The African cucumber — or horned melon, as it is also known — is perhaps one of the world's most beautiful fruits. It is bright orange on the outside with a green and yellow interior, which forms a geometric design with its seeds. Its flavor has been compared to cucumbers and zucchinis, which the fruit resembles, but also bananas and lemons. While native to Africa, horned melons are now grown in California, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand.
Cherimoyas come from short, shrub-like trees. They have a white flesh, which is extremely soft and sweet. It has almost a custard-like texture, which is why the fruit is also referred to as the custard apple. The flavor or cherimoyas is often compared to sweet fruits like bananas, peaches, and strawberries, but some think they taste like bubblegum!