The “king of fruits” is known for its extreme smell. The fruit, which is easily recognized because of its dangerous-looking prickly skin, can grow to weigh up to 8kg (17lbs). The taste of a durian can be compared to custard, garlic, onion and blue cheese… combined. It’s a taste you might need to get used to before you are able to enjoy it fully.
Dragon fruit or pity is a fruit of several different cactus species that were originally only found in the America’s. Nowadays, the fruits are cultivated all over the world. When ripe, the flavor of a dragon fruit is described as a mildly sweet blend of pear and kiwi. Under-ripe dragon fruit has barely any flavor.
These colorful berries are often made into wine, fruit juice, tea, jam or canned foods. They can also be dried and eaten as a snack. The berries’ taste ranges from very sweet to tart-sweet. The trees on which they grow are coveted for their leaves, because they are the only kind of leaf that a silkworm will eat.