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The Weirdest Fruit You’ve Never Tasted

by Laura Overdeck

Sure, you’ve probably eaten apples, bananas, and grapes. But have you ever tasted any of the fruit you see in the picture? That grape-like jabuticaba grows right on the trunk and branches of the tree. The rambutan looks like a furry strawberry, and the horned melon really has horns. And when you eat the berry-like miracle fruit,  everything you eat after it tastes sweet, even broccoli. If you don’t love your veggies, that might be a great weird fruit for you.

Wee ones: If you eat 3 apples and a jabuticaba, how many pieces of fruits do you eat?

Little kids: If you pick 6 jabuticabas from the tree trunk, then climb up and pull 2 more off the branches, how many have you picked?  Bonus: If you try all 20 of these fruits except the snake fruit because that just doesn’t sound good, how many types have you tried?

Big kids: If you try 1/2 of the fruits on this list of 20, then try that snake fruit, how many do you try?  Bonus: If you bite into a miracle fruit at 6:25 pm, and it makes broccoli taste sweet for the next 17 minutes, what’s the latest you get to taste sweet broccoli?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers:
Wee ones: 4 pieces of fruit.

Little kids: 8 jabuticabas.  Bonus: 19 types of fruit.

Big kids: 11 fruits.  Bonus: Until 6:42 pm.

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