8 Most Exotic Fruits Around The World

Dubbed the "king of fruits," durian certainly sparks debate. Its aroma is potent, and the taste is custard-like, rich, and complex. Southeast Asia prides itself on this divisive fruit. Daring to try could lead to falling in love with it. Or not. Either way, it's an experience worth having.

Contrastingly, mangosteen is the uncontested queen. Wrapped in a thick, purple rind lies a sweet, tangy treasure. This fruit is a burst of refreshment .

Don't let its odd, hairy exterior fool you. Rambutan is a close cousin to the lychee, offering juicy, sweet flesh inside. Taking the time to unwrap a gift adds to the experience. 

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Native to South America but found in tropical locales worldwide, feijoa surprises with its minty pineapple flavor. According to a research article in the National Library of Medicine, Phenol-Rich Feijoa sellowiana (Pineapple Guava) Extracts Protect Human Red Blood Cells from Mercury-Induced Cellular Toxicity.  

Jackfruit is turning heads, especially among vegans. Its meaty texture makes it a fantastic meat substitute. But let's not forget its sweet side. 

Seen a fruit that could double as a neon sign? Meet Pitaya, or dragon fruit, with its vibrant hues that epitomize the tropical vibe. Originating from the Americas, this fruit has become a global sensation. 

Don't judge a book by its cover, or a fruit by its skin. Cherimoya might look rugged, but its flesh is pure silk. Mark Twain called it "the most delicious fruit known to men. Native to the Andes, it's a custard-like dream. Vitamin C packed, its health in a bite. 

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