Exotic Fruits You Haven’t Tried Before

Eating the same old thing every day leads to tired taste buds. Along with fat burning injections, you can boost your medical weight loss efforts, revive your appetite and awaken your senses with a few exotic flavors.

When people say they don’t like to eat fruit, it can be kind of hard to believe. What is much more believable is that these supposed fruit-haters haven’t tried anything outside of the handful of American staples that linger in lunchboxes for weeks.

Apples, bananas, grapes and strawberries are delicious when they are fresh; but unfortunately many of the fruits that we find at the food store were genetically modified to grow with the right shape and color, are treated with pesticides, picked too early and then spend anywhere between a few days and two weeks on a truck before finally reaching the produce aisle.

This cycle of production can drive the flavor out of even the juiciest morsels. It is best to find fruits that were grown right here in Ocala or close by in North Florida. There are plenty of local farms that have all sorts of exotic fruit options you likely haven’t heard of before.

Give fruit another try by adding more flavors to your pallet and indulging in some of these exotic alternatives:

  1. Kiwi: Small and packed full of nutrients, kiwis are delicious by themselves, in salads or mixed into drinks. The skin of the kiwi is rich in antioxidants and potassium, so go ahead and bite right into it instead of peeling it first.
  2. Plantains: Plantains look strikingly similar to the banana, but aren’t quite as sweet. That makes them a great addition as a side dish with dinner.
  3. Asian Pears: Asian pears are a tasty cross between a pear and a seedless watermelon, but they look more like a large apple. They are crisp, sweet and packed with vitamin C.
  4. Starfruit: This fruit is a favorite among kids due to its fun shape, but also popular among parents thanks to its high quantity of vitamin C. They have a crisp outside and smooth inside. You can add this fruit to a salad or eat it on its own.
  5. Kumquat: They look like oranges but can be eaten whole, rind and all. The edible peel is rich in fiber and antioxidants. The citrus tasting fruit also contains B-vitamins and vitamin C.

What is your favorite way to eat these fruits? We’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences and recipes in a comment below.