59 Great Green Fruit Names From Around The World

Supriya Jain
Apr 14, 2023 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Apr 14, 2023
Edited by Archita Chaplot
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Green fruits and vegetables are powerful food and taste delicious.

Green fruits and vegetables are a good source of nutrients and vitamins like A, C, E, and K. As these fruits are also rich in fiber, they contribute to keeping our hearts healthy, reducing obesity and high blood pressure.

Green fruits and vegetables come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Green leaf vegetables, such as Spinach, Kale can be used as an ingredient in a dish, or you can eat them as salads.

Research says that eating spinach improves eye-sight and has cancer-fighting properties. Green Fruits like Kiwi, limes, and honeydew melons are rich sources of Vitamin C.

The list of this magic food isn’t limited to salad leaves and fruits. You have a wide range of green herbs that you can include in your diet to get insane health benefits from these amazing gifts of nature.

Some of the popular names for healthy green fruits and vegetables are cucumbers, zucchini, avocado, kiwi, musk melon, rock melon, watermelon, and several others.

To know more about such food, check out the list below of cool and rare green fruits and vegetable names from around the world that you should definitely try at least once in your life. Afterward, also check fruit names and Indian vegetable names.

Green Tropical Fruit Names

Tropic regions are the area surrounded by the Equator. This region receives direct sunlight from the sun, making it hotter and wetter than the rest of the world.

Fruits and vegetables that are grown in tropical regions are famous all over the world, such as Mango, Papaya, Pineapples, Guavas, and more. There is a good range of green tropical fruits as well that offer plenty of health benefits. Read the list below to find out their names.

  • Green Apples (Tropical Origin), meaning green color apples. These types of apples are ready to eat when they are pale green. They have waxy skin and white flesh.
  • Granny Smith Apple (Tropical Origin), meaning green apple. These green apples have a sour taste and are ideal for adding flavors to food. For instance, Apple pie.
  • Newtown Pippin Apple (Tropical Origin) is a type of green apple that has a delicious sweet taste and is good for cooking.
  • Mutsu (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘crispin’, is a Japanese green apple that has yellow-green skin and sweet, crunchy flesh.
  • Golden delicious apple (Tropical Origin), meaning green apple, is a pale green apple and has yellowness to it. These apples are famous for their sweetness.
  • Pears (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Pyrus’. This green fruit has soft and juicy flesh. You can eat pears raw.
  • Nashi Pears (Tropical Origin) is an Asian pear. This green fruit has yellowish skin and an apple-like shape but belongs to the pear family. It has a juicy and soft white flash.
  • Green Grapes (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Vitis’, these green grapes are a rich source of vitamins K, C, and E and are also called ‘Thompson seedless grapes’.
  • Mustang Grape (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Sour grape’, is used in making jellies and grape juice.
  • Muscat Grape (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘small grapes’, has pale green skin with a white hint.
  • Champagne Grape (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘pea-like grapes’. This green fruit is tiny and has a firm texture.
  • Honeydew Melon (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Cucumis Melo’, is a big juicy green fruit. You can eat this delicious fruit in salads, smoothies, or on your own.
  • Mexican sour cucumber (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Melothria Scabra’, is simply called sour cucumber. This small green fruit grows on a vine and looks like it's related to watermelon and grapes because of their size and shape.
  • Sweet Green Oranges (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Citrus Reticulata x Sinensis’, this green fruit has Lime-like skin and flesh like that of orange future.
  • Lime (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘citrus fruit’. This green citrus fruit has a sour taste and is as large as a golf ball. It is used in Indian dishes like pickles, chutneys, and desserts.
  • Bears Limes (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Persian Lime’, is a green citrus fruit with thick green skin.
  • Kaffir Lime (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Citrus Hystix’, is a type of lime used in cooking. It is used to enhance flavors in Thai dishes.
  • Finger Limes (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Long limes’, are a different type of lime. It has thick green skin and a cylindrical shape. This green fruit is also called ‘Lime Caveir’.
  • Sour Green Plums (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘A variety of Plum’. This plum has green skin that surrounds a white seed. It has a sour taste and is used in making sauces and adding flavors to dishes.
  • Custard Apple (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Sugar Apple’, has thick leathery green bumpy skin. The flesh of the fruit is white and extremely soft.
  • Breadfruit (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Bread Nut’, has a greenish-yellow skin that sometimes turns brown when the fruit ripens. This green fruit has a potato-like flavor and is related to the Jackfruit.
  • Noni (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Indian Mulberry’, is a magical green fruit that helps improve health by boosting endurance and supporting the immune system.
  • Jackfruit (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘May mi’, is a spiky green fruit that grows on a tree. Jackfruit is of yellowish-green color. It even turns brown when it fully matures.
  • Caribbean Guava (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Pink Guava’, is sweet and sour fruit. This guava’s flesh can turn pink to red when the fruit ripens.
  • Kiwi (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Chinese Gooseberry’, is an egg-shaped greenish-brown color fruit and has sour-tangy green flesh. Its health benefits include anti-oxidant, Vitamin C, and improved immunity.
  • Cucumber (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Cucumber Sativus’, is a dark green-skinned long green fruit. It has crisp flesh and tastes like a melon.
  • Cabbage (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Leaf vegetable’. Cabbage is one of the common vegetables in India.

Exotic Green Fruit Names

Fruits that are not native or are cultivated in the country of their origin are called Exotic Fruits. These fruits are available in bundles in their native country, while it is costly and difficult to find in other countries.

Check out the list below to know the names of such exotic green fruits that you should try upon visiting these places.

  • Avocado (American Origin), meaning ‘Persea Americana’, is a fruit native to America. It has a hard shell and soft buttery flesh. It is used in many recipes and salads. Avocado contains many health benefits, such as Vitamin C, Folate, and magnesium.
  • Carambola (Asian Origin), meaning ‘Star Fruit’. This green fruit originates from Sri Lanka, India, and Southeast Asian countries.
  • Chayote (Latin Origin), meaning ‘Vegetable Pear’, is related to squash plants. Chayote is usually eaten as a vegetable.
  • Fuyu Persimmons (Origin), meaning ‘fruit of the gods’, is a delicious and sweet fruit.
  • Pomelo (South Asian Origin), meaning ‘Chinese grapefruit’, is a green color fruit with white flesh that is related to grapefruit.
  • Kiwano (African Origin), meaning ‘African cucumber’, is a red color fruit and, from the inside, has green flesh like that of kiwi and cucumber.
  • Calamansi Limes (Filipino Origin), meaning ‘Lemon’, also comes in orange skin color, which creates confusion among the buyer. This lime has more juice than usual limes.
  • Cempedak (Southeast Asian Origin), meaning ‘Champada’, is a fruit that is related to jackfruit.
  • Monstera Deliciosa (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘fruit salad plant’, has hard green skin and fresh white flesh that is advised to eat only when it is ripe. Eating unripe fruit can cause irritation.
  • Salak (Indonesian Origin), meaning ‘Lichie like fruit’, is a small fruit like strawberries and tastes like honey and pineapple.
  • Yangmei (Chinese Origin), meaning ‘Strawberry’, is an expensive fruit that is used in alcoholic drinks as well as for eating raw.
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Rare Fruits Names You Might Not Know

We all know common fruit names, Apple, Mango, and Banana. How many rare fruits name you know? Read this list to find out rare fruits' names that you probably didn’t know and impress others with this knowledge.

  • Horse Apple (American Origin), meaning ‘Osage Orange’. This green fruit is native to southwest America. Osage Orange has a juicy yellow flash, and it tastes like cucumber. People rarely eat this fruit.
  • Atemoya (American Origin), meaning ‘Hybrid fruit’, is a combination of sugar apple and Cherimoya.
  • Canistel (South American Origin), meaning ‘Tiesa’, is a unique fruit that is not juicy like other fruits. It has a chewy and chalky texture, and threads of fruit usually get stuck in the teeth.
  • Feijoa (New Zealand Origin), meaning ‘Pineapple guava’, is sweet fruit with flavors of mint. People eat this fruit by cutting it in half with a spoon.
  • Cherimoya (South American Origin), meaning ‘Chirimuya’, is rare fruit as its shelf life is very short. It tastes like a combination of banana, strawberry, and pineapple.
  • Jabuticaba (Brazilian Origin), meaning ‘Brazilian grape tree’, is unique fruit as it grows directly on the tree trunk.
  • Birbia (South American Origin), meaning ‘Custard Apple’, is a yellowish fruit and tastes like lemon meringue pie. It is a rare fruit.
  • Santol (Asian Origin), meaning ‘Cotton fruit’, is a sweet and sour fruit with fresh white flesh.
  • Sapodilla (Mexican Origin), meaning ‘Berry’, is a unique fruit that tastes like brown sugar.
  • Pricky pear ( American Origin), meaning ‘cactus plant’, is edible cactus fruit. It has yellow-red color and is famous for its juice.

Cool Fruit Names You Have To Try

If you are a fruit lover, you might like trying out new fruits and flavors all the time. Have a look at these cool fruit names below whose delicious taste you are going to love it.

  • Ugli Fruit (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Jamaican Tangelo’, has a light green skin that turns yellow when it ripens. The fruit is also called Tangelo as it is related to tangerine and pomelo.
  • Gooseberries (Indian Origin), meaning ‘Type of berry’, have a light green color and contain fiber, magnesium, vitamin c, and B5. It is a healthy green fruit.
  • Durian Fruit (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Durio’, is green-brown in color and covered in spikes. This fruit has red and pale yellow flesh.
  • Soursop (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Graviola’, has juicy white flesh and spiky green skin. It tastes like strawberries and apples.
  • Zucchini (Tropical Origin), meaning ‘Courgette’, belong to the squash family. It is a long green vegetable that can be baked, stuffed, and boiled to eat.
  • Buddha’s hand (Asian Origin), meaning ‘finger-shaped fruit’. It grows on trees and has white flesh.
  • Black Sapote (Mexican Origin), meaning ‘chocolate pudding fruit’, is a cool fruit that is used in baking recipes to add flavor.
  • Cucamelons (Mexican Origin), meaning ‘baby watermelon’, is a savory fruit. It tastes like a cucumber with lemon juice. It is used in salad recipes.
  • Pitaya (American Origin), meaning ‘Dragonfruit’, is a cool-looking fruit with fresh white flesh. People eat dragonfruit seeds as nuts as well.
  • Poha Berry (Colombian Origin), meaning ‘Cape Gooseberry, is a small size fruit like that of cheery tomato.
  • Rambutan (Southeast Asian Origin), meaning ‘Hairy’, is spiky fruit with soft flesh. It has a juicy texture, and its spikes from where it got the name are harmless.
  • Fig (Southeast Asian Origin), meaning 'edible fruit of Ficus carica', is an extremely popular tropical fruit eaten across several countries.

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Written by Supriya Jain

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