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16 fruits you've probably never heard of

By: Bryan Nelson on Feb. 23, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
African horned cucumber

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African horned cucumber

When it is exported to the U.S., the horned cucumber is often labeled as "blowfish fruit" or a kiwano melon. With its spiky yellow exterior and juicy green interior, this is one fruit with vibrant contrasts. It tastes like a cross between a cucumber and a zucchini, and it is rich in both vitamin C and fiber. Native to Africa, it has been exported and cultivated as far away as New Zealand, Australia and Chile.

Think this fruit looks otherworldly? Interestingly enough, Parade points out that it once was featured on an episode of "Star Trek."