Salak is a species of palm tree native to Indonesia. The fruits grow in clusters at the base of the palm, and are also known as snake fruit due to the reddish-brown scaly skin. The pulp is edible and contains nutrients like thiamine, iron and calcium as well as vitamin C. To eat this fruit, remove the stem and peel back the scaly brown skin. The flavor is tropical, with hints of pineapple with a slightly acidic taste.
6. Ackee fruit
Ackee fruit is a strange looking fruit that grows in the tropical regions of Western Africa. The fruit is pear-shaped. When it ripens, it turns from green to a bright red to yellow-orange, and splits open to reveal three large, shiny black seeds, each partly surrounded by soft, creamy or spongy, white to yellow flesh.