What Are Some Examples of Exotic Fruits?


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Some examples of exotic fruits include rambutans, durians, ackees, African cucumbers and chayotes. These fruits come from regions like Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Thailand, South Africa and India.

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The rambutan is an exotic fruit from Malaysia, though it is also found in Sri Lanka, India, South Vietnam and Thailand. It has a thin skin with small pink hairs on it. Rambut means "hair" in Malay, which is where its name comes from. The flesh is pink or white and is a sweet fruit.

Durians come from Southeast Asia. They have a bad odor, but they are considered a delicacy since the trees don't bear fruit for 15 years. They are broken open like a coconut to reveal a fleshy middle.

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