When strolling through the produce section of your local grocery store, it’s easy to see how many different varieties there are of fruits and vegetables, but did you ever stop and think about where they actually come from?
These sections of the store may look big in size and variety, but when compared on a global scale, there are much more different kinds out there that exist from places spanning the entirety of the globe.
How many of these fruits are homegrown and how many are actually imported from other countries? It’s a strange question to ask, but have you really thought about it?
According to research done, it is said that India is the second largest producer of fruit on the planet. With India spanning almost every kind of climate possible, it’s easy to see that due to this differentiating climates, that each would lay home to various kinds of fruits. India is known for rare and unique fruits that aren’t found anywhere around the world. Here’s a list of a bunch that caught our eyes.
I don’t know what it is about these but they look quite odd to me. Maybe it’s because of the way they look, but each caterpillar like pod contains a pulp with tangy fruit inside. It is said that the fruit has numerous uses, can be used for a lemonade like drink or even used to be made into stews and curries.
It looks exactly as it sounds, but I bet you can guess what it tastes like. Similar to citrus fruits, they have quite the sour taste, and are great for turning into preservatives. It is said that India is the largest producer of Star Fruit in the world, and are known to grow during the ends and beginning of the year, from September until February.
Another fruit that looks somewhat like what the name entails, this fruit is simply phenomenal in terms of looks, and is quite unique. It is said that the scent of this fruit is quite aromatic and pleasing to the senses, making it a very sought after fruit for its smell alone. It’s still unsure whether this fruit is native to India, with scientists speculating that it could also come from China.