With an incredible array of flavors, textures, and aromas, there are many ways that fruits can surprise and amaze. Some may resemble desserts, such as a Peruvian gem that tastes like butterscotch or a California grape that tastes like cotton candy. Others offer unexpected flavors as well as dangers. For Jamaica’s national fruit, ackee, the only thing that lies between deliciousness and deadliness is correct preparation: Poisonous when raw, it turns edible and tastes like scrambled eggs after being cooked.
From a bright-orange fruit that tastes like peanut butter to a Pacific Island staple that doubles as a sugary treat and fibrous dental floss, these 14 fruits are filled with wonder.