An assortment of weird exotic fruits.

7 Wacky and Weird Exotic Fruits

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Prickly Pears

You may be asking, “Are you sure those are safe to eat?” I assure you, they are edible, and quite delicious as well. Although, weird exotic fruits come in all shapes and sizes, this one takes the cake for standing out in a crowd. One thing is for sure, you wouldn’t want to be a prickly pear going through high school.

Also called cactus pears, and for good reason, prickly pears grow on cacti and have a reddish pulp. The taste is a unique blend of sweet and mild. You get the best of both worlds that way. If you thought that’s incredible, there is more! The fruit is an excellent source of magnesium and reduces the chance of diabetes.

The possibilities don’t end there, this all-in-one heavenly gift is also used to make jams and jellies. Having the taste of figs and strawberries in both color and taste, it is something everyone would enjoy.

That may seem pretty great, but we saved the best for last. For thousands of years, Mexicans have been using the fruit for a special purpose. After crushing and fermenting the fruit, a sweet and fizzy beverage is produced.

Healthy red pricky pear with spikes coming out.

Source: Flickr – kretyen

And that’s how you make the alcoholic drink called colonche. Who says alcohol isn’t healthy?

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