17 Best Green Fruits
Are you looking for some new fruits to add to your healthy diet? Then, check out some of the best green fruits. These green fruits are packed with nutrients, and they are a great way to get more antioxidants into your diet.
These days, you can find so much variety of fruits in the grocery store. Farmers’ markets are also a great place to find seasonal produce. Whether you want green fruits or any color of the rainbow, you’ll never be short of options.
Here is a great list of green fruits to add to your next grocery list!
Best Green Fruits
Avocados are a type of fruit with a bright or dark green color on the outside. Many people think avocados are vegetables, but they are actually classified as a fruit.
The flesh of an avocado is yellow or green and has a creamy texture. In addition, it has a rich, nutty flavor.
Avocados are native to south-central Mexico. Today they are primarily grown in Mexico, Peru, California, Indonesia, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic.
There are several different types of avocados, so be sure to try different varieties to see which ones you like best (I personally like the Haas type the best).
Additionally, avocados are a source of healthy fat and a contributor to good health and a strong immune system.
I like to use avocados in a variety of methods, including in these recipes:
Don’t let ripe avocados go to waste! See my guide for How to Freeze Avocados.
Breadfruit is a round or oval-shaped fruit with a green color on the outside and is bumpy. The inside of the fruit is white, and it has a starchy texture. It has a slightly sweet, watery flavor.
Breadfruit is native to New Guinea, and today it is primarily grown in New Guinea, the Maldives, Seychelles, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, northern Australia, South Florida, Africa, Hawaii, India, Southeast Asia, and Madagascar. They are very much a tropical fruit.
I have never eaten breadfruit raw, but I have eaten it in desserts while on vacation in Hawaii.
3. Custard Apple
Custard apples are a type of fruit with a green or yellow color on the outside with a skin that looks similar to a pinecone. They are also known as cherimoya. The fruit’s flesh is soft and white and has a creamy, tropical flavor.
If you’ve never had one, you must try one! They have a delicious taste, and have a sweet and creamy flavor that is unlike anything else.
Custard apples are native to the West Indies. Today they are grown in Central America, Southern Mexico, California, Peru, Brazil, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and South Florida.
Custard apples are a good source of potassium and magnesium.
Gooseberries are a type of fruit that is green, red, or white gold on the outside. The flesh of the gooseberry is tart with a slight sweetness.
Gooseberries are native to Europe and Asia. Today they are grown in Europe, Asia, and North America.
I’ve never tried gooseberries, have you? I believe they are part of Indian cuisine.
5. Green Apples
Green apples are a type of apple that has a green color on the outside. The flesh of a green apple is white and has a sour, tart flavor.
Green apples are native to Australia. Today they are grown in Southern France, Italy, Washington State, Australia, South Africa, and Spain. This type of green fruit has a crunchy white flesh and grows on apple trees.
There are several varieties of green apples including Granny Smith apples.
Green apples are an excellent source of fiber and potassium. They are also lower in sugar than most of their red apple counterparts.
I often use green apples in my juice recipes including these recipes:
6. Green Grapes
Green grapes are a type of grape that is small and has a green color on the outside.
The flesh of green grapes is a slightly transparent pulp that is similar in color to the outside. It has a sweet and tart flavor.
Green grapes are native to the Mediterranean Region. Today they are grown in Chile, Argentina, South Africa, New Zealand, North America, Europe, and Australia.
There are lots of varieties of green grapes; my husband is obsessed with the Cotton Candy green grapes. It’s one of his favorite fruits.
Honeydew is a type of fruit with a green color on the outside. The flesh of the honeydew is pale green and has a sweet flavor.
Honeydew is native to the Middle East. However, today it is primarily grown in China, Mexico, India, and Turkey.
Honeydew melons are an excellent source of Vitamin C.
If you get tired of eating honeydew plain or you want a recipe, try this Honeydew Smoothie.
Kiwifruit (also known as kiwi) is a type of fruit that is oval in shape and has a brown color outside with a fuzzy texture. The flesh of the kiwi is bright green and has tiny black seeds. It has a sweet and tangy flavor.
Kiwifruit is native to China. Today it is primarily grown in New Zealand, but it is also grown in Japan, South Korea, Italy, Greece, Chile, California, and France.
Kiwi is an excellent source of Vitamin C and antioxidants.
Limes are a type of citrus fruit with a green color on the outside. The flesh of the lime is white or pale yellow and has a sour, acidic flavor. There are several different sub-types of limes including Key Limes and Kaffir Limes.
Limes are native to Asia. However, today they are primarily grown in Mexico and Brazil. Limes are an excellent source of Vitamin C.
10. Mexican Sour Cucumber
Mexican sour cucumbers are small and look like mini watermelons. It tastes similar to a cucumber with a slight tart taste, similar to a lemon.
Mexican sour cucumbers are native to and primarily grown in Mexico and Central America. Mexican sour cucumbers are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber.
I have never seen one of these fruits in person, but the photo shows that they are about the size of a golf ball.
Noni is a type of fruit that has a green color on the outside and a bumpy texture. The flesh of the noni is yellowish-white and tastes like a ripened cheese.
Noni is native to Southeast Asia. Today it is grown in Southeast Asia, Northern Australia, and throughout the topics. Noni is an excellent source of Vitamin C and folate.
12. Osage Orange
Osage oranges are a type of fruit with a green color on the outside. The flesh of these green oranges is white and can have a bitter flavor, although it is sometimes called a Sweet Green Orange.
Osage oranges are native to Southern Oklahoma, Western Arkansas, and East Texas. This fruit is high in isoflavones, a type of antioxidant similar to vitamins C and E.
Pears are a type of fruit with a green color on the outside (although some types of pears come in other colors, including red). The flesh of the pear is white or cream-colored and has a sweet taste. There are lots of types of pears including Asian pears, Bartlett pears, and d’Anjou pears.
Pears are native to Southeastern Europe and Asia. However, today they are grown in temperate climates all over the world, including in China, Argentina, Italy, and the United States.
Pears are an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber.
You can eat pears out of hand, but my favorite way is to add them to a smoothy! They add so much thickness.
14. Sour Green Plums
Sour green plums have a tart flavor and are high in vitamin C. They have a smooth skin and a sour taste.
15. Green Kiwano
These have a slightly sweet flavor and are high in vitamin C, vitamin A, zinc, and lutein.
As you can see from the photo below, Green Kiwanos have a bumpy skin.
These exotic fruits have a tart, sweet flavor and are high in copper and vitamin C.
Star fruit are more often yellow than green, but you may be able to find both. They are a pretty star shape when you cut them!
17. Ugli Fruit
These have a tart, sweet flavor and are high in vitamin C. These are also known as Jamaaican pomelo and can have a bitter taste.
They are usually more yellow than green, but the underripe Ugli fruit are green.
Green fruits are a great source of antioxidants, which help protect the body against disease. They are also excellent sources of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. Some examples of green fruits include avocados, kiwis, limes, grapes, and pears.
So, if you’re looking for a healthy snack or something to add to your next meal, be sure to try one of these delicious green fruits!
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