5 Exotic Fruits You’ve GOT to Try

Tired of eating the same old grocery store fruits? Can’t bear to eat another ounce of blueberries or apples? Then you’ve come to the right place! While there’s nothing inherently wrong with your typical fruits, eating the same fruits every day isn’t ideal for your health. When you don’t eat a variety of fruits, you limit the vitamins and minerals your body needs. And not to mention, eating the same fruits all the time gets boring, FAST.

For Those Who Take Medications/Have Medical Conditions

If you have any medical conditions or take any medications, check with your doctor before eating any of the fruits listed here. Some of these fruits can interact with medications and lead to adverse effects.

Give Me That Sweet, Sweet Nectar

There’s nothing like indulging in a new fruit you’ve never tried before. Below are 5 exotic fruits that’ll leave you wanting more.

1. Dragon Fruit

Now that’s a fruit with an exotic name! Dragon fruit has red or pink skin, with red or white flesh. The fruit has a slightly sweet taste and is great on its own or in smoothies. Dragon fruit is a great source of fiber and vitamin C.

2. Kiwano

This fruit is out of this world! No, really. Kiwano looks like something straight out of a science-fiction movie. Its skin is bright yellow and covered in spikes. Its flesh is bright green. Everything about this fruit is otherwordly. Even its nutrition! Kiwano is rich in magnesium and iron.

3. Passion Fruit

Short on fiber? Then it’s time to bring in the big guns. I’m talking about passion fruit. Just one cup of the fist-sized fruit packs a whopping 24 grams of fiber.

4. Starfruit

Loaded with vitamin C and fiber, the star-shaped fruit is perfect for anyone who wants to bite into something sweet and sour.

5. Jackfruit

The largest fruit on this list, jackfruit has bumpy, yellowish skin and edible “pods” inside. This fruit is high in vitamin A and potassium and is known for its texture, which is similar to pulled pork.

Try New Fruits for a Happier You

Trying new fruits is good for your body and mind. Your body gets a more diverse array of vitamins and minerals, and you get to discover new flavors. Try a new fruit today!


  • Why Dragon Fruit Is Healthy. Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials, 2023.
  • Kiwano Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits. Verywell Fit, 2021.
  • Food of the Month: Passion Fruit. Beaumont Health.
  • Star Fruit: Benefits, Risks, and How to Eat It. Healthline, 2023.
  • Awesome Health Benefits of Jackfruit and How to Prepare It – Ochsner Blog. Ochsner Health.

Have you ever tried any of these exotic fruits before? Which one was your favorite and why? Let me know in the comments below.

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