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8 Unique Fruits and Vegetables You Have to Try

Bananas and faithful Granny Smith apples are nice, but why limit your fruit bowl to the basics?! We’ve compiled a list of some the most unusual and unique fruits and vegetables grown around the world - from a cucumber melon hybrid to a pungent yet delicious melon.

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  • Don’t be fooled by the spiky pink skin that surrounds this southeast Asian fruit, the insides are jelly-like and super sweet. Similar in taste to the lychee fruit, Rambutans require some effort for getting past the protective skin, but the burst of flavor is well worth the hassle.

    Image via Appetite for China

  • You may have seen this Spring time crop at your local farmers market, but may have been a little wary of trying this unknown vegetable. Well, fear not! These Fiddleheads are actually just the beginning of a new ostrich fern and can be cooked up in tons of tasty recipes!

    Image via For the Love of Food

  • This work of art is not a sculpture, but rather an edible cauliflower plant that goes by the name of Romanesco Broccoli. And with a fractal design like that, this veggie looks almost too pretty to eat!

    Image via The Mostly Healthy Kitchen

  • If your mouth is watering at the sight of this pretty fruit, you’re going to love the fact that it is just as healthy as it is colorful. The flesh of the Dragon Fruit varies in color from white to yellow to red, so with just a little effort in presentation, you can have a beautiful dessert on your spread that’s healthy, too.

    Image via Mod Infusion

  • This horned fruit made it’s way from New Zealand, and is described as having a “banana-like” flavor. Well, anything banana is alright with me so you can bet I’ll be on the hunt for the Kiwano Melon at the local market.

    Image via iFood

  • With a name like Monstera Deliciosa, there was no denying it would make our list of unique fruits and vegetables. The flesh of this fruit is described as feeling and tasting slightly like pineapple, so next time you’re near its native land of Mexico be sure to keep your eye out for this pretty plant.

    Image via Flickr/TomBear60

  • While the Noni Fruit has some less appetizing nicknames like “dog dumpling” or “cheese fruit”, this plant has some seriously surprising health benefits. Used to help anything from tooth aches to sore throats, this is definitely one fruit to look out for.

    Image via Noni Fruit Blog

  • These bite-sized beauties can be described as tasting like cucumbers with a hint of watermelon, which is why the name Cucamelon is just oh-so fitting!

    Image via Underwood Gardens

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