Exotic Fruit “The Foreign”, “exotic”, “exotic [thing]” about Latin exoticus, “The Foreign”) is a term for Fruit or Fruits. Synonyms are sometimes the names Tropical fruits, Tropical fruits, or Flight fruit Use. The exotic fruits include:
This list of culinary fruits contains the names of some fruits that are considered edible in some cuisines. The definition of fruit for these lists is a culinary fruit, i.e. “Any sweet, edible part of a plant that resembles fruit, even if it does not develop from a floral ovary; also used in a technically imprecise sense for some sweet or sweetish vegetables, some of which may resemble a true fruit or are used in cookery as if they were a fruit, for example, rhubarb.”
Note that many edible plant parts that are true fruits botanically speaking are not considered culinary fruits. They are classified as vegetables in the culinary sense, (for example the tomato, cucumber, zucchini, and so on), and hence they do not appear in this list. There also exist many fruits which are edible and palatable but for various reasons have not become popular.
- Passion fruit
- Star fruit