6 Delicious Fruits You May Not Have Tried PermalinkWritten by Susan Thanavaro | Friday, May 13th, 2016

Apples are Great, But You’ve Gotta Give These Unique Fruits a Try

I love apples and bananas as much as the next fruit-obsessed person, but I also love trying new and unique fruits whenever I can. These six fruits aren’t your usual standbys but they’re just as delicious.

If you haven’t tried these fruits before you’ll definitely want to sample them all. And if you have tried them, I’d be willing to bet this post will have you craving a repeat experience!

1. Goldenberries

Goldenberries are well-known throughout South America, and they’ve even been classified as a superfood. Their tart flavor will wake up your taste buds, but these chewy berries are an excellent source of fiber and a good source of Vitamin C. I like eating them on salads, in my oatmeal, and straight out of the bag.

2. Goji berries

Another superfood to add to our list of tasty fruits you need to try, goji berries are grown in certain parts of Asia, like Tibet. Dried goji berries are soft and chewy with a subtle sweet-tangy flavor that’s quite addicting. These berries also make a good topper, but if you find you aren’t a huge fan of the flavor, blend them up in a smoothie to reap the nutritional benefits. Goji berries are a great source of Vitamin A.

3. MulberriesFresh Mulberries

If you’ve noticed that I have a bit of a berry obsession, you have a keen eye. I can’t help it — there are so many unique berry varieties to try!

Dried mulberries are tender and soft, and you can include them in tons of different recipes. Give these ricotta and grilled mulberry peaches a try for a truly unique (and mouth-watering) flavor combination.

4. Kumquats

Kumquats look like oranges, but there’s one major difference between the two — kumquats can be eaten whole, rind and all. They have a lovely citrus flavor pack a sour punch and the peel is full of good-for-you fiber.

5. Figs

Figs are firm but also soft, creamy, sweet, and oh so delicious. Made In Nature offers two different types of figs, Organic Smyrna Figs and Organic Black Mission Figs. Both are fantastic, so I’ll leave it up to you to tell me which type ends up being your favorite.

Figs can actually be incorporated into tons of different recipes, too. Be sure to read my post about enhancing your normal recipes by adding some sweet figs to the mix.

6. Dates

There are many different types of dates that you can buy, but my favorites are definitely Made In Nature’s Organic Deglet Noor Dates. These fruits are grown in the hot Tunisian desert and have a soft, slightly caramelized flavor that satisfies a sweet craving  juicy texture that makes them stand out from other varieties.

What are some of your favorite “unusual” fruits that not everyone has tried? Have you tried any of these fruits? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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