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For years consumers have struggled to fit the large round fruit in their refrigerators. And then there was the problem of trying to cut the fruit when it kept rolling around. But, 20 years ago a forward-thinking farmer on Japan's south-western island of Shikoku solved the problem.
The farmer, from Zentsuji, in Kagawa prefecture, came up with the idea of making a cube-shaped watermelon which could easily be packed and stored.
To make it happen, farmers grew the melons in glass boxes and the fruit then naturally assumed the same shape. Today, the cuboid watermelons are hand-picked and shipped all over Japan.
But the fruit, on sale in a selection of department stores and up-market supermarkets, appeals mainly to the wealthy and fashion-conscious of Tokyo and Osaka, Japan's two major cities. Each melon sells for 10,000 yen, equivalent to about $83. It is almost double, or even triple than of a normal watermelon.
Ackee is Jamaica's national fruit. The fruit was imported to Jamaica from West Africa (probably on a slave ship) before 1778.
Since then, it has become a major feature of various Caribbean cuisine, and is also cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas elsewhere around the world.
The fruit of the ackee is not edible in its entirety. Only the inner, fleshy yellow arils are consumed. It is extremely poisonous in the very centre if you eat the red bits.
This is the strangest looking fruit ever.
Rambutan in Malay, Indonesian, and Filipino literally means hairy, caused by the 'hair' that covers this fruit. On the outside it's magenta with green hairy legs all over it. From the outside you'd have no idea what to expect on the inside.
Inside it's similar to a lychee fruit. It looks sort of clear and gummy.
It's very watery and has a huge seed in the centre.
It tastes pretty decent, but it's the look of the rambutan that puts it in the top
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