10 Fruits You’ve Probably Never Tasted

3. Santol

Santol fruit, in Latin “Sandoricum koetjape”, grows in Southeast Asia, and it is known as cotton fruit or sour apple. This fruit can be consumed raw or used as addition to various dishes.


In the Philippines this fruit is used in preparation of the famous specialty Bicol. Santol is cooked in coconut milk with pork meat and peppers. In Thailand santol is used as an additive in som -- tam salad, which in 2011 was announced as one of the 50 most delicious foods in the world.

2. Pomelo

Pomelo or “Citrus maxima”, is a fruit that originated in South and Southeast Asia. This fruit is the largest citrus fruit in the world, 15 to 25 centimeters large and its weight ranges from 1 to 2 pounds a piece.


Pomeloto tastes like sweet grapefruit, meaning it is not bitter like ordinary grapefruit. Pomelo peel is sometimes used for making jam or as addition in cookies, and in some parts of the world people soak it in chocolate before consuming. It is believed that grapefruit is a hybrid of pomelo and orange.

1. Kiwano (Horned Melon)

Kiwano fruit, in Latin “Cucumis metuliferus”, originated in Africa and now it is cultivated in California, Chile, Australia and New Zealand. Kiwano is also known as African horned cucumber, African horned melon, jelly melon and hedged gourd.


This fruit can be eaten at all phases of its development, it can be eaten raw, or in addition to various dishes. Kiwanoto is used in preparation of juices, marmalade and fruit salads, it is juicy and has a refreshing taste.