What are the names of some exotic fruits?


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The names of some exotic fruits are rambutan, mangosteen, durian and langsat. Some other unusual and exotic fruit names are cherimoya, jackfruit, pepino and pitaya.

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Rambutan is a small grape-like fruit that grows inside a hair-covered shell. Mangosteen comes from tropical Southeast Asia, where people prize it for its sweet and citrusy flavor. Durian also comes from Southeast Asia, where people sometimes refer to it as the "king of fruit." It has a notoriously pungent smell with a sweet and creamy flavor. Langstat is a small, translucent fruit most commonly found in Bhutan, India and SouthEast Asia. When ripe, it has a taste similar to grapefruit.

Cherimoya grows in warm climates, and Mark Twain famously praised its flavor, which people often describe as reminiscent of both pineapple and banana. Jackfruit is the official fruit of Bangladesh, and it grows on the largest tree fruit in the world. Individual fruits can weigh as much as 80 pounds. People often serve this starchy fruit in fried slices. Pepino is native to South America. This sweet-tasting fruit is related to the eggplant and the tomato. Pitaya, also known as dragon fruit, is a brightly colored tropical fruit with inner flesh resembling a kiwi.

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