Bananas, grapes, apples, oranges: there are many fruits that we come across on a regular basis. You know what they look like, what to expect when you take a bite and you probably even have a good idea of which ones to enjoy with what other foods.
However, if you're looking for a way to add some pizzazz to your five a day, you might want to consider trying one of the more unusual exotic fruits that are available.
These days, most supermarkets offer a variety of exotic fruits that you may not have tried before. They generally don't cost much and you never know when you might find a new favourite!
So next time you're out at the shops, why not pick up one to try? Then you can come home, slip on one of your cotton aprons for women and start experimenting with your new fruit of choice. Here are a few options to consider.
Also called carambola, star fruit gets its name from its unique star-shaped cross section.
When ripe, these have a yellow-orangey coloured skin, sometimes with a few streaks of green, and a crunchy but juicy texture, similar to grapes. They have a sweet flavour that's also slightly tart, reminiscent of a sour apple.
These colourful fruits have a striking appearance with their bright pink and green outer leaves. Meanwhile, on the inside you'll find a white flesh with crunchy black seeds.
Dragon fruit has a mild and sweet flavour that is often compared to a melon.
A bit different from most fruits, particularly due to their savoury taste, tamarillos can add some lovely flavour, texture and colour to dishes like stews, chutneys, curries and salsa.
These fruits are about the size of a plum, and their skin usually has a deep red or purple colour. The texture is similar to a peach or apricot, although the seeds are distributed in a way similar to a tomato.