There are many fruits and vegetables with unusual appearances from around the world. Here are a few examples:
This tropical fruit is native to Southeast Asia and has a red, spiky exterior that makes it look like a small, hairy alien. It has a sweet, white flesh inside that tastes a bit like a grape.
Also native to Southeast Asia, durian is known for its strong, pungent smell and spiky exterior. It has a creamy, custard-like flesh that is highly prized in some parts of the world, although its strong odor can be off-putting to some people.
This tropical fruit is native to Central and South America and has a bright pink or purple exterior with green scales. It has a sweet, white flesh inside with small black seeds.
This type of garlic is made by aging regular garlic bulbs for several weeks or months in a humid environment. It has a black exterior and a soft, caramel-like texture. It has a sweet and slightly savory flavor, and is often used in Asian cuisine.
This type of broccoli is native to Italy and has a unique, fractal-like appearance. It has a mild, nutty flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked.
These carrots are a type of heirloom carrot that is native to Afghanistan. They have a deep purple exterior and a sweet, slightly earthy flavor.
Also known as a horned melon, this fruit is native to Africa and has a bright orange exterior with horn-like protuberances. It has a sweet and tart flavor and a juicy, cucumber-like flesh.
This tropical fruit is native to Southeast Asia and has a star-shaped cross section when cut. It has a sweet and slightly sour flavor and is often used in salads and as a garnish.
This root vegetable is native to Europe and has a long, white taproot that looks a bit like a parsnip. It has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked.
This type of chicory is native to Italy and has a deep red exterior with white veins. It has a slightly bitter and spicy flavor and is often used in salads or grilled as a side dish.