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The Marula is a deciduous tree native to Southern and Eastern Africa. Found in Africa, it follows the migratory patterns of the Bantu people. The green fruit ripens and turns yellow, the white flesh inside is succulent and has a very distinct flavor. After falling off the tree, the fruit will start to ferment and these draw in animals, like elephants and baboons, for a slightly alcoholic treat. The fruit is also used to make a popular liqueur called Amarula.

Cloudberry. The cloudberry is an amber colored fruit, native to the Alpine and Arctic tundra as well as boreal forests. The plant grows 15-25cm tall and produces soft, juicy, segmented berries. If eaten fresh, the berries have a very distinct tart taste, and if eaten over ripe, they have a creamy taste, like yogurt, and become sweeter. Cloudberries are often cooked into jams and jellies, and in some Nordic countries, a traditional liqueur like Lakkalikööri (a Finnish liqueur) is made from…

Dokong, a tropical fruit with a thick, rough, pale yellow colour skin and no latex when torn. The flesh is thick,clear,sweet or sweet-sour, thin-seed or seedless

Uncommon Fruits and Veggies

Canistel The canistel, or eggfruit, has a similar texture to a boiled egg. It is not particularly juicy, but it is sweet and can be eaten raw. The fruit's texture lends itself well for use in custards, ice cream, and sorbet. Canistels are native to Mexico but are popular throughout several countries in Asia.

Santol: The santol is believed native to former Indochina and Peninsular Malaysia, and to have been introduced into India, Borneo, Indonesia, the Moluccas, Mauritius, and the Philippines where it has become naturalized. It is commonly cultivated throughout these regions and the fruits are seasonally abundant in the local markets