Fruit That Starts With B – there are so many different types of fruit that you eat everyday and most of these are easy to name. But what about the more unusual fruits? Fruits that you have heard of but not tried? Or fruits that come from a different part of the world that you haven’t even heard of? We’ve put a great list together for you, along with a description of the fruit and a photo where we can source one. Have a look at our list of different fruits that start with the letter B!
Fruit That Starts With B
- The Barbados cherry is a large, bushy shrub or small tree which can grow up to 20 ft (6 m) in height. The Barbados cherry is native to the Lesser Antilles from St. Croix to Trinidad. The small pink flowers, which bloom in spurts from April through October, look very similar to the flowers of crape myrtle. They attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Barbados cherries produces a lovely bright red fruit that is edible and high in vitamin C.
- Blackberries are a soft and delicate fruit which grows on thorny bushes or trailing vines. Technically, the blackberry is a drupelet, or a cluster of fruits, like a bunch of grapes, and the seed inside each drupelet contributes to the berry’s nutrient value. Studies show blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant contents per serving of any food tested. This means that regular consumption of blackberries may have a positive impact on health, athletic performance and disease risk. They are high on vitamin C and fiber.
- Black cherry is a deciduous, fast growing, single-stemmed, medium- to large-sized tree that grows about 125 feet (38 m) in height. The white flowers of Black Cherries are arranged in long, pendulous, cylindrical structures.The flowers are slightly fragrant, attract many bees, and later give rise to the fruits. The fruits are bitter and inedible fresh off the tree, but can be used to make jams and jellies. Fruits have also been used to flavor certain liquors such as brandy and whiskey.
- Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) produces berries that are similar to normal blueberries. The dried fruit and leaves are used for medicine. Bilberry contains chemicals called tanninsl, these help reduce swelling. The chemicals in bilberry leaves might also help to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and improve circulation in people with diabetes. Thich are commonly harvested to make jams, pies and sauces. They have a red flesh inside instead of a white flesh which the blueberry has.
- Black currant is a stout, usually spineless, deciduous shrub native to northern Asia and central and eastern Europe. The plant grows to a height of about 1.2 to 2.1 m. In spring, the flowers are yellowish-white, are shaped like small bells, and grow in a row. Blackcurrants have a high concentration of vitamin C, antioxidants and anthocyanins.
- Blueberry is a plant. The fruit is commonly eaten as a food. Some people also use the fruit and leaves to make medicine. Blueberries are used for the standard cognitive function, and many other conditions, but there is limited scientific evidence to support any of these uses. Blueberries are a widely distributed and widespread group of perennial flowering plants with blue or purple berries. The highbush varieties were introduced into Europe during the 1930s.
- A citrusy and sweet fruit is the blood orange. Grown in temperate climates, like that of the US and Italy. It gets it’s rather unappetizing name from the colour of its flesh which is a deep red. They are most popularly used in juices, baked goods, cocktails, and salads. The colour of the orange may vary depending on the time of harvest and season. Red-orange or blood orange contain a long list of antioxidants, including polyphenols, flavanones, anthocyanins, and ascorbic acid, which help in reducing the oxidative stress in the body
- The babaco grows to about 2.5 metres and does best in a mild, fairly humid climate. It must get enough sun or it will not set fruit. The fruit has thin edible skin and no seeds. It is not very sweet, but can be used in a tropical fruit smoothie, a chilled fruit cocktail or a fruit salad. Fruits are harvested only when they lose their green colour and turn yellow all over. The babaco plant can produce from 30–60 fruits annually, and has an approximate life span of 8 years.
- Bitter melon, also known as the bitter cucumber is an extremely bitter fruit found throughout Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and the Hawaiian Islands. It is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family which includes squash and gourds and has a distinct warty exterior, similar in shape to a cucumber but with tons of ridges and bumps.
- Bilimbi, commonly known as cucumber tree, is a fruit bearing tree. The tree as well as the fruit is popular by different names in different languages. This exotic fruit is highly popular in Thailand and Singapore. It is rare and hard to get, and few growers produce them. Bilimbi trees are attractive and at the same time are long living. The tree reaches up to a height of 5-10 m. The leaves are bunched up at the branch tips.
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