Have you been wondering what fruits have names that end in “E”? Well, we have done the research for you. We have listed all of them here along with a brief description.
Apples are probably the first thing one would think about when talking about fruits. Although native to Central Asia, this universally known fruit is cultivated worldwide today. Besides its pleasant taste that makes it quite a flexible fruit, it is also linked to many health benefits.
There are many names that are also used with this fruit, such as rockmelon, sweet melon, or spanspek. It belongs to the muskmelon variety of melons. Like most melons, it is eaten fresh, but also goes well with other fruits in a fruit salad, or as a dessert with ice cream or custard.
A clementine is a type of tangor, which is a hybrid fruit between a tangerine and an orange, hence the name. It’s named after its discoverer in the 19th century. It is described as having smooth, glossy skin, and is juicier, sweeter, and less acidic than oranges.
Custard apple is the common name for the fruit that is scientifically called Annona reticulata. The fruit is typically brown or yellowish when ripe, with a flesh that is juicy and aromatic, and which tastes sweet like a custard, hence the name. The fruit is native to South America but is grown in many parts of the world today.
Date is the fruit of the date palm tree which is native to South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. These fruits are oval-cylindrical in shape and are very popular in the region where these trees are grown. They are usually dried and preserved and are packed with different nutritional content.
Grapes are among the world’s most popular fruits. Botanically a berry, grapes come in different varieties and cultivars. They can be eaten fresh, but you can also consume them in various ways: wine, jellies, jams, raisins, juices, and many others.
Although originally from South Asia, Jujube fruits are alternatively called Chinese dates. They have been gaining worldwide popularity in recent years, These fruits grow on big flowering shrubs or trees. Once they are ripe, they turn dark red or purple, and their outer layer wrinkles. They are high in fiber and low in calories, making them a healthy snack.
There are several members of the citrus family that are called “lime” in the English language, among them key lime, Persian lime, kaffir lime, and desert lime. Their size varies from 3 to 6 centimeters and is typically green. They are a rich source of vitamin C and are typically used to flavor dishes or made into juice.
As a tropical fruit, Lychees are native to the Fujian and Guangdong provinces of China, although today, it is also widely cultivated in India, Southeast Asia, Madagascar, and South Africa. Lychees are highly distinguishable because of their reddish-pink outer layer which is rough and inedible, and sweet white flesh.
A nectarine is a type of peach that belongs to the Rosaceae family. Although Nectarine and Peach trees are not easily distinguished from each other, a Nectarine fruit is smooth-skinned. The nectarine’s flesh may be red, yellow, or white. Like regular peaches, it is eaten fresh, but may also be made into pies and jams.
Olives are botanically related to mangoes, cherries, almonds, and peaches, collectively called “drupes” or “stone fruits.” This fruit is extremely important in Mediterranean cuisine and culture and is the source of olive oil. Without undergoing any treatment, olives are very bitter, but table olives, those that we consume, have undergone fermentation.
Along with apples and grapes, oranges are among the world’s most popular fruits. A member of the citrus family, oranges are a hybrid of pomelo and mandarin. Today, Brazil, China, and India are the world’s top producers of oranges. Most of the world’s oranges are turned into juice. Some are eaten fresh, turned into candies, pies, and desserts.
Pineapples are the third most important tropical fruit, with Hawaii, Brazil, Costa Rica, and the Philippines as the top producers. Pineapple plants are actually small shrubs. The individual flowers of this plant, if not pollinated, form this multiple fruit. Both the flesh and the juice of this fruit have culinary and cultural importance in different parts of the world.
This fruit is native to the region that extends from Iran to India, although for centuries now, it has been cultivated in the Americas and other parts of the world. These fruits are consumed intact or as juice. It is also used in cooking, baking, cocktail making, beverages, and as food garnishes.
Tangerine is a collective term for various orange-colored citrus fruits that are in fact a hybrid of mandarin orange and pomelo. Compared to oranges, tangerines are a little smaller and not as rounded. They taste sweeter and less sour too. The fruit owes its name to Tangier, Morocco, the place where the fruit was first recorded.