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Quiz: How many of these weird types of fruit do you recognise?

From black fruit to banned fruit, test your knowledge of these unusual varieties from around the world

Rambutan (Shutterstock)

1. Where is strawberry guava traditionally grown?

Africa

South America

Central Asia

East Asia

2. What colour is a ripe tamarillo, which is native to South America?

Purple

Blue-black

Red

Pink

3. In which US state is it illegal to grow gooseberries?

New Mexico

Hawaii

North Carolina

Alaska

4. What is the nickname of black sapote, which is native to Central America?

Liquorice fruit

Devil fruit

Panther fruit

Chocolate pudding fruit

5. What does the fruit of the monstera deliciosa – commonly found in Central America and on the island of Madeira – taste like?

Custard apples

Lychee

Sweetcorn

Pineapple and banana

6. Why is durian banned on public transport in Singapore?

Its thorns are sharp

It causes hallucinations

It stinks

It’s been mistaken for a grenade

7. What is the nickname of the fruit of the rollinia deliciosa plant, which grows in South America?

Apple pie fruit

Pineapple pie fruit

Key lime pie fruit

Lemon meringue pie fruit

8. What is snake fruit, which grows in South East Asia, also known as?

Sapodilla

Buriti

Boh meuria

Salak

9. A common ingredient in Swedish cuisine, what colour is a ripe lingonberry?

Yellow

White

Black

Red

10. Dubbed the world’s most remote distillery, St Helena Distillery produces a spirit made from which fruit?

Prickly pear

Mango

Tamarind

Passionfruit

11. Where are you most likely to find hala fruit?

The Bahamas

South Africa

Hawaii

Morocco

12. Which mythical creature is this Asian fruit named after?

Hydra

Dragon

Unicorn

Pegasus

13. The flesh of the South East Asian fruit rambutan most closely resembles which of these types of fruit?

Dragonfruit

Horned melon/Kiwano

Lychee

Kiwi fruit

14. Native to South East Asia, mangosteen has a thick purple exterior. What colour is the flesh inside?

Purple

Green

White

Orange

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