Mangosteen – with the antioxidant power of blueberries, anti viral compounds of garlic, and anti inflammatory benefits of ginger or turmeric, mangosteen has been used in traditional medicine as a anti-microbial and anti-parasitic remedy for years.
KIWANO This horned melon is nicknamed blowfish fruit. You can spot it in your supermarket by its orange skin. Its lime-green flesh tastes like a mix of cucumber, kiwi, and banana. "Cut it in half and squeeze from the bottom so that small, jelly-like sacs come to the surface," suggests Dimitriou. "You can lick or suck up each sac of fruit and seed." Rich in vitamin C, iron, and potassium and made mostly of water, they're ideal for rehydrating on a warm day.
The lovely fruits of Akebia quinata, the "chocolate vine." Flowers smell like chocolate and the fruits are gelatinous and sweet. Other parts of the vine are used in chinese traditional medicine (mu tong).
Pummelo It may look like a giant grapefruit, but the pummelo is more than meets the eye. Hailing from Asia, the super-sized fruit has an ultra-thick skin that gives way to a fresh, citrusy flesh. Sweeter than your typical grapefruit, this widely-available gem makes a great breakfast side, salad topper, or fruit salad add-in.