tropical fruits 
A variety of fruits, usually of exotic origin, more or less available in the West.
Among its many varieties are the black, the green and the purple fig; whether fresh or dried, it is mostly eaten raw, but can also be cooked.
Has juicy fragrant, slightly granular flesh that tastes like honey and apricots; it is easy to peel and is eaten raw or cooked.
Somewhat dry stone fruit, eaten fresh or dried, raw or cooked, like the date.
The shell, covered in soft spikes, splits easily to reveal flesh like the litchi’s but less fragrant; it is used like the litchi.
Little known outside Brazil, it is eaten as is, like grapes, or made into jelly, jam, juice or wine; its translucent flesh is either white or pink.
This national fruit of Japan is often eaten plain, with a spoon; the fuyu variety is eaten like an apple.
Its juicy crunchy translucent flesh is more fragrant than the longan’s; it is often eaten raw and the Chinese serve it with fish or meat.
Very popular in South America, its fragrant, slightly acidic flesh is eaten raw or cooked, with or without the skin and seeds.