5 Exotic Fruits That Are Available In India
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Since childhood, we have heard that it is good to include seasonal fruits in our diet to get a lot of vitamins and minerals. But do you know that there are some fruits in India that most of you are unaware of? Of course, you must have seen them but would not know about them. Today, we will tell you about a list of some such fruits found and grown in India.

Sherbet Berry (Phalsa)

You may have heard about this fruit as it is named Grewia Asiatica and is found in many parts of India. Its taste is somewhat like wine, and it grows in many parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab. It is slightly acidic in flavour but cools the body initially. It is green but later becomes purple. In North India, it is eaten to get relief from the heat and is considered suitable for syrup, pickles etc. This fruit can also be eaten raw, has many medicinal properties and can be applied directly to the injury.

Carambola (Star Fruit)

This star-shaped fruit is also called Kamarkha in Hindi, and its upper part has a wax-like texture. The pulp of this fruit is very crunchy and juicy, with very little sweetness in it. Although it often gets a sour-sweet taste after being fully ripened. It is found in abundance from West Bengal to South India. In many parts of India and Australia, it is also cooked as sabzi, pickles and jams.


This fruit may seem exotic, but it is Indian and has many benefits. Mangosteen has existed in South India since the 18th century, mainly in Nilgiri Hills, Kerala, etc. It is a tropical fruit whose size is like a small orange with purple skin, and the white pulp is white. This is the national fruit of Thailand and is called mangosteen because of its mango-like taste.

Bittersweet Grapefruit (Lotka)

This fruit is also known as Longsat, Longjon and Longconk etc., and is found in places like India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Hawaii. Bittersweet Grapefruit has a sour-sweet taste. It is light yellow with small thorns on the peel. This fruit is also used to make syrup and is quite juicy, like lychee. Talking about home remedies, the bark of the lotka tree is used to cure diarrhoea, etc. 

Ice Apple (Tadgola or Tal)

This is a kind of palm fruit that grows in bunches. However, Ice Apple’s texture is like coconut and looks brown from the outside. If this fruit is peeled, it contains three or four jelly-like seeds with soft yellow skin. It is used to make local liquor, called toddy, primarily in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Maharashtra.