Various, mostly tropical fruits from around the world on a wooden dish

Tasting Fruits From Around the World

By some estimates, there are over 2,000 distinct species of fruit on the planet — and that’s not including varieties. For bananas alone, there are over 1,000 varieties, the most common being the Cavendish. But given the sheer number and diversity of fruits in the world, surely there are many that you have never heard of or tasted — like rambutan, a delicious, hairy-looking fruit from southeast Asia.