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We propose a collection with properties, information and images of the fweirdest burps for us Italians. Fromfingerlimeto thedragon-fruit, here are the strange and unusual fruits.

Not only unusual fruits but also strange vegetables
Who is on the hunt for strange vegetablesand unusual to grow in your own home garden, it can point to the dark skin and flesh varieties of potatoes, tomatoes and carrots. In this regard we point out:

  • Purple carrots, from the garden to the plate
  • Black tomatoes, properties and cultivation
  • Purple potatoes and blue potatoes, cultivation and varieties

Strange and unusual fruits

  • The hand of Buddha

It is also known as "finger cedar", it is a citrus fruit with interesting properties: thanks to its strong aromatic power, it can be used to deodorize rooms in a natural way; its extracts have a stimulating and tonic power for the body, the peel is used for liqueurs, jams and for sweet and savory preparations. It can also be used for decorative purposes only, in Asia it is a symbol of fertility, longevity and prosperity. In the garden it is used to prepare natural insect repellents.

  • Ugli, the cross between grapefruit and mandarin

Its name is unattractive and even its appearance is not very exciting, however, the sour-sweet taste makes this strange fruit perfect for enriching a wide range of recipes. Ugli is grown in America and in some areas of Europe; this hybridization between grapefruit and mandarin is characterized by a yellow-green, rough and wrinkled skin. Some typical Caribbean dishes see the use of ugli to flavor pork, chicken and mushrooms.

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  • Ackee, rich in vitamin A

Anckee is the Jamaican fruit par excellence. Rich in micronutrients such as vitamin A, zinc and antioxidant agents. When cleaning, care must be taken to eliminate the seeds that contain a substance harmful to humans, hypoglycine. This same substance is contained in the unripe fruit, so be careful when using it when it is fully ripe.

  • Noi-na, the sweet apple

Originally from Thailand, it is known in England by the name "sugar apple", literally, sugar apple. Yellowish-green in color, the shape resembles that of a raspberry and, when ripe, can easily be split in half to reveal its very sweet and creamy white pulp. It is a prized fruit to accompany delicious cocktails. This fruit can also be easily found in Italy: its cultivation is very common in Calabria where the fruit is known asAnnonaorGraviola. For further information:the benefits of Graviola.

  • Carambola, the star fruit

The shape is that of a star. This fruit is native to Sri-Lanka; those who have tasted carambola describe a flavor that seems to be a mix of lemon, mango and grapes. Unfortunately this fruit contains a lot of oxalic acid so it is contraindicated for those suffering from kidney stones.

  • Pitaya, the Fruit of the Dragon

Native to Asia and South America; it features bizarre crests that recreate the likeness of the mythological fire-breathing dragon. the peel is very thick and purplish-red in color, while the white pulp inside is rich in many small edible and crunchy black seeds. It is appreciated by natives because it is thirst-quenching and perfect for preparing cocktails.

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  • Paw-paw, the mountain banana

Who among you has ever tasted a banana? All! But who can claim to have tasted an American Indian mountain banana ?! In the beginning it was widespread only in the northern regions but currently it has also reached the South-East of the USA. The fruit is green in color, shorter and thicker than the usual yellow bananas. However, the nutritional values ​​are remarkable: the paw paw has a caloric, vitamin and mineral content far higher than common fruits. Why hasn't banana paw-paw spread to European markets? Unfortunately, it is an easily perishable fruit and which, unlike classic bananas, must ripen on the tree.

  • Urucu, the fruit of the Amazon river

The uruncu, originally from the Amazon, has a menacing, bright red and full of thorns appearance that become tender with maturation. Its "fearsome" appearance conceals remarkable properties: its seeds are rich in pigments so much that they are used as food coloring; this fruit is rich in cellulose, sugars and… proteins! It is used to flavor many dishes of the South American food and wine tradition.

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  • Jabuticaba, the trunk grape

The Jabuticana grows directly on the stem of its tree. This Brazilian fruit is very similar in appearance and flavor to black grapes. It is used to produce wine and liqueurs, in fruit salads or for the preparation of sweets and jams. Similarly to grapes, it can ferment and preparations are obtained from its peel to soothe tonsillitis and asthma.

  • FingerLimevegan / vegetarian caviar

The fingerlime (Citrus Australasica) is a fruit native to Australia. On the premises it is served as "faux-caviar", perfect for decorating cocktails ... it is actually a citrus fruit. To see how they are made, look at the photo gallery ofUnusual citrus fruitswhere you will also find the combava, the silt, the fortunella, the mapo, the pomelo and the pompia.

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