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Have a Hauntingly Good Time with Freaky Fruits®

With their round shape and smooth skin, fruits like apples and plums are perfectly normal. But what about fruits that are a bit off the beaten path—the ones that are hairy, spiky or oddly-shaped? These freaky fruits® are actually sweet and delicious, with a fun, funky appearance that makes them perfect for parties or just when you want to dish up something different. Check out these boo-tiful fruits whenever they’re in season:

kiwano
Kiwano Melon

Kiwano melons are mild in flavor and similar in taste to juicy, seed-filled cucumbers with notes of melon and lime. Once peeled, kiwano melons can be tossed in fresh fruit salads, salsas, smoothies or served as a garnish with roasted meats.

starfruit
Star Fruit

These little fruits shine as brightly as their name! Cut crosswise for a perfect star-shaped treat. Its yellow flesh tastes a little like a green grape—sometimes sweet with a hint of tang. Try it in fruit salads, by itself or as a drink garnish.

jackfruit
Jackfruit

This boulder of a fruit has an almost coral-like exterior. When its tangy flesh is cooked up, it has a texture similar to meat. Sauté the ripe fruit with onion and garlic, add barbeque sauce and serve with tortillas for a delicious meatless meal.

dragonfruit
Dragon Fruit

As mythical looking as its name suggests, the dragon fruit, or pitaya, is an edible pod that grows off of flowering cacti. Don’t let the unusual exterior fool you! The very mild interior flash can be mixed into a variety of dishes and smoothies for a powerful burst of nutrients.

passion fruit
Passion Fruit

Slice this unique fruit in half to reveal its juicy, seed-filled center. Simply scoop out the gelatinous insides with a spoon for a sweet-tart treat, or combine with egg, butter and sugar to make spreadable passion fruit curd.

rambutan
Rambutan

This bizarre-looking, hairy fruit is related to the lychee, and has a deliciously tart, sweet taste. Peel it open the way you would an orange and slice open the white flesh to remove the center pit. Try it in fruit salads, smoothies or to make jellies and jams.

papaya
Maradol Papaya

This delectable tropical fruit boasts sweet, salmon-colored flesh. Ripe papaya's scent varies person-to-person, and is typically described as a slight pungent or musky aroma.

blood orange
Blood Orange

Don't let the blood red flesh fool you—this refreshing variety is filled with sweetness. Squeeze the juice for use in cocktails and mocktails!

red kiwi
Red Kiwi

With a ring of blood red around its center, this pale yellow-green fruit is milder and less tangy than its traditional cousin. Its high sugar content lends a bright, uplifting sweetness.

red dragonfruit
Red Dragon Fruit

Ghostly white on the inside with a mild, earthy flavor. Scoop out the flesh or cut into chunks and use the rind as a bowl!

pomegranate
Pomegranate

Break open this holiday favorite to find sweet and juicy seeds, or arils, that can be used in recipes or eaten as-is. Loaded with nutrients, pomegranate is high in antioxidants and fiber.

kiwano
Kiwano Melon

Kiwano melons are mild in flavor and similar in taste to juicy, seed-filled cucumbers with notes of melon and lime. Once peeled, kiwano melons can be tossed in fresh fruit salads, salsas, smoothies or served as a garnish with roasted meats.

starfruit
Star Fruit

These little fruits shine as brightly as their name! Cut crosswise for a perfect star-shaped treat. Its yellow flesh tastes a little like a green grape—sometimes sweet with a hint of tang. Try it in fruit salads, by itself or as a drink garnish.

jackfruit
Jackfruit

This boulder of a fruit has an almost coral-like exterior. When its tangy flesh is cooked up, it has a texture similar to meat. Sauté the ripe fruit with onion and garlic, add barbeque sauce and serve with tortillas for a delicious meatless meal.

dragonfruit
Dragon Fruit

As mythical looking as its name suggests, the dragon fruit, or pitaya, is an edible pod that grows off of flowering cacti. Don’t let the unusual exterior fool you! The very mild interior flash can be mixed into a variety of dishes and smoothies for a powerful burst of nutrients.

passion fruit
Passion Fruit

Slice this unique fruit in half to reveal its juicy, seed-filled center. Simply scoop out the gelatinous insides with a spoon for a sweet-tart treat, or combine with egg, butter and sugar to make spreadable passion fruit curd.

rambutan
Rambutan

This bizarre-looking, hairy fruit is related to the lychee, and has a deliciously tart, sweet taste. Peel it open the way you would an orange and slice open the white flesh to remove the center pit. Try it in fruit salads, smoothies or to make jellies and jams.

papaya
Maradol Papaya

This delectable tropical fruit boasts sweet, salmon-colored flesh. Ripe papaya's scent varies person-to-person, and is typically described as a slight pungent or musky aroma.

blood orange
Blood Orange

Don't let the blood red flesh fool you—this refreshing variety is filled with sweetness. Squeeze the juice for use in cocktails and mocktails!

red kiwi
Red Kiwi

With a ring of blood red around its center, this pale yellow-green fruit is milder and less tangy than its traditional cousin. Its high sugar content lends a bright, uplifting sweetness.

red dragonfruit
Red Dragon Fruit

Ghostly white on the inside with a mild, earthy flavor. Scoop out the flesh or cut into chunks and use the rind as a bowl!

pomegranate
Pomegranate

Break open this holiday favorite to find sweet and juicy seeds, or arils, that can be used in recipes or eaten as-is. Loaded with nutrients, pomegranate is high in antioxidants and fiber.


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Dish up Fang-tastic Faves

These delicious dishes made with your favorite freaky fruits are love at first bite.

 

Dragon Fruit Breakfast Pudding in bowls

Dragon Fruit Chia Pudding with Rambutan

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Star Fruit Parfait on a table

Star Fruit
Parfait

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jackfruit taco bowl

Jackfruit
Taco Bowl

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tropical fruit salad in a cup

Tropical Fruit Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing

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