7 Strange Fruits and Vegetables You’ve (Probably) Never Eaten

7 Strange Fruits and Vegetables You’ve (Probably) Never Eaten

#1 Zucchini Blossom

Surprise! We begin our list of odd fruits and vegetables with one that probably grows on a farm near you, but you never thought it would be tasty or even edible. The common zucchini is a type of summer squash and grows easily in most regions.

How does it taste? Technically it's a fruit, but cooks treat it like a vegetable, but many people are surprised to learn that the flower of the plant can grow to enormous size and that it tastes wonderful. Some describe the mild flavor of the cooked blossom as similar to popcorn.

How is it prepared? There are several ways to prepare zucchini blossom, but the most common is to fry the delicate flower in batter, leaving a bit of the stem on as a means of handling it. They are also edible raw!

Where and when? Zucchinis blossom in summertime. The blossoms are rather delicate, though, so it can be tricky to find these in an ordinary supermarket. Check with a specialty grocer or, even better visit a farm or grow your own. Zucchini are easy to grow!

zucchini blossom

Photo: Istolethetv on Flickr

Next up is a real oddity, at least in North America. It's a fruit with a beautiful, exotic, colorful look, and you may have seen it in the supermarket, but its strange appearance can be intimidating…



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9 Comments

  1. Alice Miller
    Alice Miller March 11, 05:09

    What is that? Would not come thru

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  2. Ludy's Kitchen
    Ludy's Kitchen June 18, 20:30

    loving the comments guys :/

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  3. Best recipes daily
    Best recipes daily June 18, 20:33

    You are best page ever !

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  4. Gregory Beale
    Gregory Beale June 19, 05:12

    Wow? Its a beautiful fruit

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  5. Kevin Nichols
    Kevin Nichols January 07, 06:07

    Jonathan Sinclair

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  6. Jonathan Sinclair
    Jonathan Sinclair January 07, 15:38

    Have eaten most of those but the last; it’s fun to try new things.

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  7. Iris Torres
    Iris Torres February 09, 14:47

    Interesting !

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  8. Betty Johnson
    Betty Johnson April 11, 06:57

    Never seen b 4

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