10 unusual fruits you can find in the supermarket

10 unusual fruits you can find in the supermarket

1. Durian Monthong

2.5kg Amazon fresh groceries (£) 39.99

Health benefits: High in vitamin C, vitamin B6, riboflavin, folate and magnesium.

Best way to eat: Straight from its spikey shell or pureed into a paste that can be added to ice cream, pastries and rice.

Taste: Rich, creamy and sweet.

10 unusual fruits you can find in the supermarket

2. Cherimoya

Amazon fresh groceries (£) 2.19

Health benefits: High in antioxidants and vitamin C.

Best way to eat: Remove seeds and shell as these are inedible. And eat the inner flesh of the fruit. The Cherimoya is fully ripened when it has turned a dark brown from its initial light green shell.

Taste: Very sweet and refreshing.

10 unusual fruits you can find in the supermarket

3. Mangosteen

500g Amazon fresh groceries: (£) 9.99

Health benefits: Contains a high level of Xanthones (antioxidants), that boost the immune system. Xanthones in the Mangosteen can also be used as a preventative to fungal and tree infections too!

Best way to eat: Remove the skin of the Mangosteen and scoop out the segments of fruit within. Or similarly to the Durian Monthong, reduce it down to a puree and add into cakes/pastries or ice cream.

Taste: Sharp, juicy, sweet and similar in taste to the lychee.

10 unusual fruits you can find in the supermarket

4. Cucamelon

Seeds can be found on: The Suttons Seeds website

Health benefits: Full of fibre, reduces rate of digestion, which then helps minimise blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels.

Best way to eat: Tossed into a salad or diced into a salsa.

Taste: Has a light lime flavour that is likened to the joint flavour of the cucumber.

10 unusual fruits you can find in the supermarket

5. Carambola

Health benefits: High in vitamin C and A, contains zinc that cleanses the blood

(For those that suffer from kidney disease, avoid eating carambola due to its high level of oxalic acid).

Best way to eat: Pureed into a sorbet, smoothie or chutney or added as a side piece to the cocktail and salad.

Taste: Sweet during the summer months and bitter during the winter months.

10 unusual fruits you can find in the supermarket

6. Kumquat

Health benefits: High in fibres and vitamin C.

Best way to eat: Puree into a marmalade with elements of peeled rind.

Taste: Bitter rind similar to the orange and a sweet centre.

10 unusual fruits you can find in the supermarket

7. Pomelo

Health benefits: Very high levels of vitamin C, contains potassium that can help keep your blood pressure in check.

Best way to eat: Remove rind and eat inner segments, the segments can be put into a fruit salad. Or added to a salsa, the citrus flavour works well in particularly fish dishes. When choosing from a selection of fish, choose one that has a strong, distinctive flavour, such as sea bass, the pomelo will help equalise the taste with a citrus tang.

Taste: Citrusy and refreshing.

10 unusual fruits you can find in the supermarket

8. Yellow Plums

300g Tescos (£) 1.00

Health benefits: High levels of anti-oxidants that boost the immune system.

Best way to eat: Puree into a jam or create a yellow plum tart, slice the plums, add in some mascarpone, sugar and apply onto a pastry base!

Taste: Similar to a grape, with a firmer texture.

10 unusual fruits you can find in the supermarket

9. Dragon Fruit

ASDA (£) 2.00

Health benefits: High levels of calcium, iron, vitamin C and B6.

Best way to eat: Remove outer skin, slice into segments and add to ice-cream.

Taste: Subtle, sweet flavour and watery.

10 unusual fruits you can find in the supermarket

10. Sharon Fruit

OCADO (£) 1.75 3x pack or 58p individually

Health benefits: High in zinc, calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C.

Best way to eat: Slice Sharon fruit in half, place onto baking tray, add honey, vanilla pod and cinnamon and coat. Place into the oven at 180 degrees. Recipe found on the Waitrose website.

Taste: Sweet.


So there you have it, next time you’re online shopping or in the supermarket, why not give one of these fruits a go and let us know what you think!

Tags: Fruit, Supermarket, Unusual