Fruit That Starts With R – there are so many different types of fruit that you eat everyday and most of these are easy to name.
Finding fruits that begin with the letter R is not too difficult but after the first fruit; raspberry, one tends to get stuck, we list out 10 delicious fruits, how many have you heard of and tasted?
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 R!
Coming from the family of berries, raspberries are found in the temperate regions of the world. Raspberry derives its name from raspise, which means “a sweet rose-colored wine” because it has a sweet and sour flavor to it.
It is a highly perishable and delicate fruit. Raspberry is available not only in red color but in purple, yellow, pink and black color too. It is best when it is meaty, plump and bright red in color. It is an extremely profitable commercial crop.
Raspberry leaves are used fresh or dried in herbal teas to add an astringent flavor to it. Raspberry, when consumed raw and fresh have the best taste. It is can be consumed in breakfast with cereals. Raspberry ice-creams, milkshakes, juices are equally delicious.
From the family of currants, red currant is about 8-12 mm in diameter. Extremely popular in England.
Redcurrant is a bit sour; you can consume it raw, but might not enjoy it too much. Usually it is sweetened before eating.
Redcurrant jams and summer puddings are simply delicious. The red currant flavor is popular as good fillings for tarts. In Scandinavian countries, it is often used in fruit soups and summer puddings. Germans pair it with custard or meringue.
Rose apple fruit
Known as rose apple in English mainly because of the aroma it exudes, the taste can be best described as that of rose water with a hint of apple.
It has many varieties and color of each variety is different. Shape is round to oval depending on the variety. The skin is smooth, thin and shiny. It’s crunchy, if eaten in raw form. Because of its light sweet taste it is often added to mixed fruit salads.
It is not suited for jam and jellies but the half-ripened fruit is frequently found pickled or preserved in some Southeast Asian countries. It can also be cooked, lightly stir-fried into rice based dishes.
Rose hips fruit
Also called ‘the fruit of the rose’; the rose hip fruit is found underneath the rose petals. It has a floral flavor and is slightly sweet. Many are not able to see it because for many rose is just a flower and they tend to prune the rose hip fruit, thinking it is just ornamental.
Very few know the berry-sized reddish seed ball, right on the tip of the stem is a fruit and can be consumed. They are usually reddish-orange but can be black in color too and bloom when the rose petals start falling off. Many add them to teas, soups and desserts.
Rose hip tea is popular in Europe and its jams and marmalades are popular in the Middle Eastern countries.
Native to South East Asia, it is extremely popular in its place of origin and gradually gaining popularity worldwide mainly because of its sweet taste. With its popularity its availability is also increasing in the American super markets and is pretty cheaply priced.
The name rambutan comes from the Malaysian term for hair, as its skin looks like hair. It is red in color and its flesh is white. Rambutan is lychee’s brother with one inedible seed inside. When ripe they are succulent and juicy and dark red from outside.
Another way of knowing that they are ripe is when the hair on the skin turns black. It can be consumed in raw form as it is or in juice form, smoothies, salads etc.
Popularly called as the mandarin lime in the USA, the rangpur lime is a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. It can be confused with a tangerine in its first glance. Like any citrus family member, it smells sweet and floral but is acidic in nature.
The fruit rind is moderately loose and the color is reddish-orange. It is highly acidic and very juicy. Rangpur lime has about eight to ten segments and is slightly hollow from inside. When peeled, you will come across yellow flesh and multiple seeds.
It matures from green to bright orange. It is a perfect ingredient for a marmalade, jams and pies, hummus. It is used extensively in Indian cuisine, sometimes as an ingredient and sometimes like an additive.
A delicious fruit, rambai is a perfect blend of sweet and sour. It is very small and shape can be round, oval or oblong. The skin is usually brown to pink in color depending on the variety and its texture is velvety.
When fully ripe, the skin becomes wrinkly. It is firm, thin and easy to peel. As you peel, you will come across a white and juicy flesh with small, flat, brown colored seeds. Rambai can be enjoyed in raw form, some like to enhance its taste by sprinkling salt on it.
It can be consumed raw, cooked into jams, vinegar and curries and even made into wine.
Also known as the breadnut fruit, Ramon is one of the oldest fruits around.
People in the Maya civilization in Mexico enjoyed this fruit and this fruit is still commonly available in that area. You might find it in the Americas and the Caribbean too. Coming from the fig family, in ripe form it is brown in color but its color changes at every stage and just about the size of a cherry.
Mildly sweet if eaten raw, majorly its seeds are to be consumed. Not many things can be made out of it, usually locals use to prepare coffee and other beverages.
Also called Red Dacca, red banana is pretty similar to the yellow banana with a few differences. Red bananas are short and plump. Skin is reddish purple and flesh is light pink.
Sweetest among all the varieties when it is eaten ripe. You know it is ripe when you see black spots on its skin. To derive maximum benefits just peel it and eat it.
Milk shakes and smoothies are equally enjoyable. They can also be cooked and consumed as fritters, in Indian cuisine there are served as a vegetable dish too.
Also known as hog plum, red mombin is a variety of mobin fruit and comes from the family of cashews. Their color may be either red or purple and it looks like a plum with a glossy and firm skin. They are juicy and known to be extremely refreshing.
They are best eaten when they are fresh though pulp can be bit acidic. Red mombin can be made into jams and chutneys, as well consumed in form of ice-creams, drinks and jellies. If you want to drink it in juice form, it is advised to leave it overnight and let the mild astringent flavor of the fruit disappear.
Its fermented products are also devoured by many.
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For official definitions of the fruit you can also look at the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.