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8 of the Most Exotic Colombian Fruits 

8 of the Most Exotic Colombian Fruits

Colombian Fruit - Dragon fruit
Yellow Dragon Fruit (Pitaya)

If you are a fruit lover, then keep reading, because we will show you the most exotic and never seen before Colombian fruits.  Colombian markets, for instance, are full of wonders and guessing games if you have never seen one. On a typical market, it’s not hard to find exotic fruits like juicy watermelons, dragon fruit, or refreshing Mangos. The truth is Colombians are lucky with the large variety of exotic fruits widely available all year around. Here are 8 of the most exotic Colombian Fruits.

Palenquera selling fruits in Cartagena
Palenquera selling fruits in Cartagena, Colombia

Granadilla

Don’t let yourself be misled by the color and shape of this particular fruit. It resembles a lot of acid fruits like lemons or oranges, but Granadillas is actually a rather sweet fruit. It has seeds covered with this sweet spongy white pith. Some people eat it whole, seeds included but some prefer to leave the seeds aside. It’s up to you.

Source: Alnatural 

Uchiva

Otherwise known as Golden Berry. This Exotic fruit is quite particular in taste. For some, it’s sweet-and-sour, for others as sweet as a juicy grape. The texture is similar to cherry and it’s often eaten as a snack or in sauces and dressings.

Colombian Fruit - UchivaSource: Caracol Radio

Lulo 

This exotic fruit only grows in Central and Latin America. It’s typically used in desserts and beverages with lots of sugar, as it’s quite acid. On the inside, it looks very much like a tomato but it is not recommended to eat it whole, as the exterior is full of little spikey pointy hairs.

Colombian Fruit - LuloSource: Jardineria On 

Maracuya

As Drake said, Passionate from miles away, this is indeed the fruit of passion. In Europe, Passionfruit is known for being purple on the outside and has a few flavorful seeds inside. But in Colombia Passion Fruits are also yellow on the outside and much packed with flavor goddesses.  It’s similar to a Granadilla but without the pointy bit.

Colombian Fruit - Marucuya Passionfruit

Guanabana 

This is known in English as soursop. It has a prickly skin, almost like crocodile skin but on the inside is snow-white, and a bit smelly in all fairness. Its milky flavor together with its slightly slimy texture makes this exotic fruit one of the most bizarre. The flavor is a mix between pineapples and bananas. Pretty particular yet delicious.

Colombian Fruit - GuanabanaSource: Muitoday

Guayaba 

Guayaba AKA Guava, this exotic Colombian fruit is one of the most popular ones.  Although there are 3 varieties in Colombia, the most popular is greenish on the outside and pink on the inside. What does pink color indicate? It’s nothing like chewing gum as this fruit is packed with vitamin C, meaning it’s acid and refreshing. People eat it raw, or prepare a common dessert called Bocadillo – often eaten with Cheese!-

Colombian Fruit - Guayaba GuavaSource: HEMERA/THINKSTOCK

Curuba

Sometimes known as the Banana Passionfruit, because of the banana-like shape and yellow pulp with black seeds like passion fruit. It’s slightly more bitter than passionfruit, but in Bogotá is often used to prepare a Mousse which is like a custard with a very acidic and refreshing taste.

Colombian Fruit - CurubaSource: Okdiario

Carambola

This is like the cherry on top of Colombian Fruit Salad. It’s one of the most eye-catching Colombian fruits. On the outside, it resembles a  yellow flower shape. It’s often cut in small slices for decoration but it’s also acid and delicious.

Colombian Fruit - Carambola StarfruitSource: Vanguardia

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