6 Fruits You've Never Heard of

Educate yourself about the fruits you can’t find in your grocery store.

— -- intro: The sheer diversity of fruits our world has to offer is stunning. Some of the fruits you’ve never heard of are superfoods. Some are delicious at best and interesting at worst. And interesting, for travelers, is almost always a good thing.

Though some foreign fruits are available at ethnic grocery stores, many cannot survive the journey from their native regions; the ones that do tend to be very expensive. The good news is that eating foreign produce at home is probably not worth it anyway, as it is best enjoyed with people who know how to cut, prepare and eat the fruit with gusto rather than caution. Read along to find out more about the rambutan, pictured above.

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Here are six (of many hundreds) of fruits you probably didn't know existed.

quicklist: 2 title: Soursop text: A spiky fruit shaped similarly to a mango, soursop is native to Central and South America, and tastes like a cross between a strawberry and pineapple, with a creamy texture comparable to bananas. In other words, it is a delicious smoothie in one bite of a fruit. It is also one of the world’s anti-aging beauty secrets. media: 31026112

quicklist: 3 title: Horned Melon text: Also called “the blowfish fruit,” the horned melon is a vine in the cucumber and melon family. It’s certainly odd looking: bright orange and thorny on the outside. The inside consists of a vibrant green, tart jelly that has a slight, cucumber-like crunch. The taste has also been compared to a zucchini and a banana. We guess you’ll just have to taste it and decide for yourself. media: 31026063