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What's in Your Fruit Basket?

Everyone knows that fruit is a big part of a healthy diet. Is your knowledge of fruit limited to apples, bananas, and oranges? Many other countries are now marketing their native fruits in the United States. How many of these exotic fruits do you know about?


 

Quiz ID:#11935
Fun:*** (2.32)
Difficulty:** (1.71)
Category:Entertainment > Food and Drink
Created By:mosca*us*****

 

 

 



#1   This mildly sweet, golden-colored, ridged fruit is native to Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka, where they call it "carambola". In the United States, it is usually known as:






#2   Resembling a small, dark green melon, the "feijoa" comes from South America. It is normally eaten by cutting it in half and scooping out the fleshy fruit. In supermarkets in the USA, it probably would be called:






#3   The fuzzy brown, egg-shaped "chinese gooseberry" is a native of (surprise!) China. It is better known in the US as a:






#4   This lumpy-looking citrus fruit has thick greenish-orange skin and is native to Jamaica. A hybrid of the grapefruit, tangerine and sour orange, it has a flavor between an orange and a grapefruit. In the US it is known by its trademarked name, the:






#5   Physalis is a golden-yellow berry covered with a papery husk. Native to the Andes, physalis is eaten whole after removing the husk. In the US, physalis is known as:







#6   Larger than a grapefruit, the Pomelo is a citrus fruit native to Southeast Asia. Markets in the US sell it as a:






#7   Thought to have originated in Sicily, Sanguinelli fruits resemble oranges with red juice and pulp. This fruit is sold in upscale markets in the USA as a:






#8   This grape-sized citrus is a native of China. In Cantonese its name means "golden orange". This is the only fruit whose edible skin is sweeter than its flesh. In US markets it is known as a:






#9   Known in Thailand as "ma-muang", this fruit has become popular in the USA, where it is called:






#10   This heart-shaped, scaly green fruit has creamy-white flesh that tastes like a blend of pineapple, banana, and vanilla. It is native to the Andes, where it is known as a "cherimoya". In the USA, it is called:






#11   Native to Peru, where it is called "pepino", this melon is oval shaped and yellow with purple stripes. The yellow flesh is dense, soft and very juicy. To buy it in the USA, ask for:






 

 


   



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