Tired of the same superfoods? Why not change things a bit and try eating some unusual fruits or veggies that you may have never heard of or seen before. In this post, we have listed a few strange looking superfoods, but we warn you – don’t go on their face value because they are very nutritious inside and come with awesome health perks. Check out the list below and try some of these!
The scaly outer skin may be a turn off but don’t let that deter you because underneath that ugly skin you have a soft and delicious pulp that melts inside your mouth and feels so creamy and soft. Also nicknamed as custard apple, the Cherimoya tastes a little like banana and pineapple.
The superfood contains more fiber than an apple and provides the required amount of vitamin C.
Also known as carambola, the tropical fruit has a tart flavor and makes for a great addition to seafood or meat preparations. This fresh and medium-sized fruit contains about 28 calories and loads of fiber, potassium and your daily dose of vitamin C.
The fruit is juicy and luscious like a watermelon, and the crunchy feel like that of a cucumber.
Looks like shrunk oranges but these tiny little cute superfoods are packed with awesome flavor and a lot of nutrition. Although they seem like they belong to the citrus family, there are often classified as Fortunella.
They contain high amounts of vitamin C and fiber, and you can eat the complete fruit leaving the rind.
This is a strange looking superfood with finger like appearance and it has a lemony flavor although it does not have a pulpy texture like the citrus fruits.
The rind of this fruit also works for zesting and it has a flavor like the conventional citrus fruit. Buddha’s Hand is rich in vitamin C and provides your daily recommended dose.
Also known as pitahaya or pitaya, this hot-pink showstopper superfood that appears like a jester’s crown with curly green petals but they are highly nutritious. The white pulp tastes less flashy but the nutritional content makes it an incredible superfood.
So, don’t go by their face value…add a few of these strange superfoods to your diet and enjoy the surprises that Mother Nature has for you.