Bypass the garden-variety fruits and go global with rare exotic fruits

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Brenda Braslow
Brenda Braslow, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

Bored with bananas? Apathetic about apples? Venture outside of the ordinary and explore rare exotic fruits. A fun, whole new world awaits!

Rare exotic fruits

Experiment with rare, exotic fruits year-round

It wasn't long ago that fresh fruits, such as papaya, tangerines, pineapple, and kiwi, seemed so tropical and exotic! Well, times have changed. You'll find these fruits available year-round as typical produce fare. Thanks to our global markets and worldly customer expectations, we have more rare and exotic fruits to explore than ever in the grocery. Although most likely found in a large local grocery store or international market, our delectable international ideas lie beyond the usual mounds of apples, bananas, and oranges.

6 Rare and exotic fruits to check out

Dragon fruit





Star fruit

Of note, the prices you pay for exotic and rare fruits can vary widely, which may impact whether you buy them or not. Tune into seasonal and local availability to optimize taste, nutrition, and overall fruit quality. Ask the produce staff questions about selecting the right level of ripeness according to how and when you will eat the fruit. Exploring different fruits can be fun and interesting, and that's one more way to stay with a healthy nutrition plan. An informative website about these and other rare exotic fruits is

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Foods & Recipes->Fruit & Vegetables Meal Planning & Diets->Snacks
May 2, 2022
Disclaimer: The information provided here does not constitute medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please visit your healthcare provider or medical professional.

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