Fruits Beginning with X, Y, and Z

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In this post, we will look at fruits beginning with the letters X, Y, and Z! (You can find each individual post if you prefer at Fruits that Start with X, What Fruits Start with Y? and What Fruits Start with Z?)

We will start with the letter X first.

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Fruits that Start with X

Xigua

The Xigua is a melon that is found in Asia and Africa.  Even though the Xigua is native to Africa, now the majority of Xiguas are produced in China.  The word Xigua is actually Chinese for “watermelon”.

The Xigua is different from the watermelon in that it has fewer seeds, and also it has a yellow-colored inside flesh, instead of the red pinkish color of watermelon.

Xigua is good for the health and has a high amount of vitamin C.  Xigua also contains citrulline, a nutrient that helps with blood flow in the body.

Xiguas have a sweeter taste than watermelons.

Ximenia Americana

Ximenia Americana is the technical name for the fruit commonly called hog plum, yellow plum, tallow wood, or sea lemon, seaside plum, American plum, monkey plum, blue sour plum, or Spanish plum.

Ximenia americana fruit
Ximenia Americana fruit. By Bob Peterson from North Palm Beach, Florida, Planet Earth! – Hog Plum (Ximenia americana)Uploaded by Jacopo Werther, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24650136

Ximenia Americana is edible and can be eaten raw without cooking.  It’s also used to make juices, jams, or drinks.  The seed of the Ximenia Americana is also used to make Ximenia oil.

Ximenia Caffra

Ximenia Caffra is also called the sourplum.  It gets its name from its sour flavor.  Ximenia Caffra is edible and can be eaten raw, but is sour so usually is not.

Ximenia Caffra fruit
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Ximenia Caffra is a small red fruit that is found growing mainly in South Africa.

Xoconostle

Xoconostle is a fruit that comes from a cactus plant found in Mexico.

Xoconostle are sour in flavor and are usually used to flavor a dish called mole de olla, but can also be used to make jellies, salsa, beverages, or chutneys.  There are also some medicinal uses for Xoconostle.

Xylocarpus Granatum Fruit

Xylocarpus granatum is a type of tree that produces brown medium-sized fruits.  The tree is found growing in Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Pacific Islands.  It’s also known as the puzzlenut tree, cannonball mangrove (because of the fruits it produces, which are large and look like cannonballs), or cedar mangrove.

Xylocarpus granatum fruit
By Toby Hudson – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11005227

The ripened fruit of the Xylocarpus granatum eventually falls from the tree to the ground and will crack open.

Xarel-lo

The Xarello is a variety of white grapes of Spanish origin.  The Xarel-lo is used to make a white wine.

Xarel-lo grapes
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Xinomavro

Xinomavro means “sour black”, and is a red grape variety used in making some red wines.

Xinomavro grapes
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Fruits that Start with Y

The letter Y fruits may not be available in all regions and may be less common than other fruits.

But all the mentioned fruits are nutritious and delicious, they provide a good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They can be eaten fresh, used in jams and jellies, or added to salads and drinks. They can be a great way to add variety to your diet and to enjoy the different flavors and textures.

Yumberry

Also known as Chinese bayberry or yangmei, Yumberry is a small red fruit native to China. It is a member of the myrtle family and has a sweet-tart flavor similar to cranberries. Yumberry is high in antioxidants and vitamins, and is often used in traditional Chinese medicine to promote healthy digestion and circulation.

Yuzu

Yuzu is a citrus fruit that is native to East Asia. It is believed to be a hybrid of the mandarin orange and the Ichang papeda.

Yuzu fruit
The Yuzu is a fruit that starts with the letter Y

Yuzu is commonly used in Japanese cuisine, particularly in dishes such as yuzu kosho, a spicy condiment made from yuzu zest, chili peppers, and salt. The fruit is also used to make yuzu vinegar, yuzu juice, and yuzu tea. Yuzu has a unique flavor that is described as a combination of mandarin orange, grapefruit, and lime. It is also known for its strong aroma.

York Imperial Apple

The York Imperial Apple is a cultivar of the domestic apple, which is known for its large size, firm texture and long storage life. It is an all-purpose apple that can be used for both cooking and eating. York Imperial apples are typically picked in October and can last up to 8 months in storage.

Yunnan Hackberry Fruit

Also known as “Ning Meng” in Chinese, Yunnan Hackberry Fruit is a small, round fruit that is native to the Yunnan province of China. It is a relative of the Chinese jujube and has a sweet and slightly tart flavor. The fruit is high in Vitamin C and is often used in traditional Chinese medicine to boost the immune system.

Yemenite Citron

The Yemenite Citron is a variety of citron that is grown mainly in Israel and Yemen. It is known for its large size and thick, fragrant rind. The fruit is used in Jewish ritual for the holiday of Sukkot, and is also used to make citron jam and cand citron peel for baking.

Young Mango

Young Mangoes are the unripe versions of the more popular mature fruit. They are typically green in color and have a firm texture. They are used in various culinary dishes, particularly in Southeast Asian cuisine, where they are often used in salads, curries and pickles. They are less sweet than ripe mangoes and have a more tangy taste.

Yellow Watermelon

Yellow watermelon is a type of watermelon that is typically yellow in color. It has a sweet, juicy flesh and is typically eaten fresh or used in salads, smoothies, and other fruit dishes. Yellow watermelons are a good source of hydration, vitamins, and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, and lycopene.

Yellow Passion Fruit

Yellow passion fruit is a type of passion fruit that is typically yellow in color when ripe. It has a sweet, juicy pulp and a high concentration of seeds. Passion fruit is often used in a variety of desserts, drinks, and sauces. It is also a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and antioxidants.

Yellow Plum

Yellow plums are a type of fruit that are typically yellow in color when ripe. They have a sweet, juicy flesh and a slightly tart skin. Yellow plums are often eaten fresh, but can also be used in jams, jellies, and other preserves. They are a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and antioxidants.

Yellow Guava

Yellow guava is a type of guava that is typically yellow in color when ripe. It has a sweet, juicy flesh and a slightly gritty texture. Guavas are often eaten fresh or used in jams, jellies, and other preserves. They are a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and antioxidants.

Yellow Starfruit

Yellow Starfruit is a tropical fruit that is typically yellow in color when ripe. It has a sweet and tangy taste, and a unique shape and is often eaten fresh or used in salads, drinks or as a garnish.

Fruits that Start with Z

There are not many fruits that begin with the letter Z, especially common ones.  These fruits are relatively uncommon and may not be found in every grocery store, but can be found at specialty markets or online. 

They are all unique in their own way, and offer a variety of flavors and health benefits. They can also be used in a variety of dishes and recipes, adding a unique touch and flavor to any meal.

Zucchini

Zucchini is a type of summer squash that is often used as a vegetable in cooking, but is technically a fruit. It is a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. Zucchinis are typically green, but can also be found in yellow and white varieties.

Zucchini
Zucchini is actually a fruit that starts with the letter Z, and not a vegetable

They can be eaten raw or cooked, and are often used in dishes such as zucchini bread, zucchini noodles, and ratatouille.

Zante Currant

Zante currant, also known as black Corinth grape, is a small, sweet, seedless grape that is often dried and used as a raisin. These raisins are typically used in baking, breakfast cereals and trail mixes. They are a good source of vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin K and iron.

They are often used in baking to add a sweet and moist touch to cakes, cookies, and breads.

Zapote

The Zapote fruit is a tropical fruit that is native to Central and South America, including Mexico, Costa Rica, and Colombia. It is also known by other names such as sapote, zapote negro, and black sapote. The fruit is typically round or oval-shaped and has a green or yellowish color when unripe, turning to a dark brown color when ripe. The fruit is about the size of an orange, with a thick, rough skin and a brown, sticky flesh.

The fruit has a sweet, creamy flesh, similar to that of a ripe avocado, but with a sweeter taste and a texture that is more like a custard. It has a small seed in the middle, that is not edible. The fruit is typically eaten fresh, but can also be used to make desserts, ice cream, and smoothies.

Zapote fruit is a good source of dietary fiber and a variety of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, potassium, and folate. Additionally, it contains antioxidants which can help protect the body against damage from free radicals.

Zhe Fruit

The Chinese mulberry, also known as the “zhe” in Chinese, is a species of mulberry tree that is native to China and is known for its delicious and sweet fruit. The tree is a deciduous species and can grow up to 20 meters in height and is typically found in forests or along riverbanks.

The fruit is typically red or black in color when ripe. The fruit is typically harvested in late summer and early fall, and it is often eaten fresh or used to make jams and jellies. The Chinese mulberry fruit is also an important ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine and is believed to have a number of health benefits. (Learn more about it at Zhe Fruit)

Ziziphus Jujuba

Ziziphus jujuba is also known as Chinese date, jujube, red date or Indian date. It is a small deciduous tree or shrub that produces small, round, red fruit with a single pit. The fruit is sweet and crisp when ripe, and can be eaten fresh or dried. They can also be used in cooking and baking, adding a unique flavor to dishes.  The tree is also used for medicinal purposes and is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.

Ziziphus Mauritiana

Ziziphus Mauritiana is also known as Indian jujube or Chinese apple. It is a small deciduous tree or shrub that produces small, round, red fruit with a single pit. The fruit is sweet and crisp when ripe, and can be eaten fresh or dried. The tree is also used for medicinal purposes and is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.

Zinfandel Grapes

Zinfandel grapes are a red & white grape variety that is grown primarily in California, USA. They are known for their high sugar content and are used to produce a variety of wines, including bold, full-bodied red wines and sweet, rosé-style wines.

Zinfandel grapes have thick skins and high tannins, which give them a bold, spicy flavor with notes of black pepper, black cherry, and blackberry. They are often used to produce wines that are high in alcohol, with a deep red color and a full-bodied texture. Zinfandel grapes are also used to make a sweet rosé wine called “White Zinfandel” which is made by leaving the juice in contact with the grape skins for a shorter period of time.

The origins of Zinfandel grapes are not clear, but it is believed that they were brought to California by Italian immigrants in the mid-19th century. Today, California produces the majority of Zinfandel wines in the world, with the Napa and Sonoma valleys being particularly renowned for their Zinfandel wines.

(Learn more at What are White Zinfandel Grapes?)

Zebra Eggplant

Zebra eggplant is a variety of eggplant that is known for its distinctive white and purple striped skin. The plant typically grows to be about the size of a large egg and has a similar shape. The flesh of the zebra eggplant is white, and it is considered to be less bitter and less spongy than other eggplant varieties. The taste of the zebra eggplant is similar to other eggplants, with a mild, slightly sweet flavor.

The zebra eggplant is native to Asia and is typically used in the same way as other eggplants. It can be sliced, diced, or cubed and added to a variety of dishes such as stews, soups, curries, and stir-fries. It can also be breaded and fried or grilled for a delicious and unique side dish.

The zebra eggplant is also a good source of dietary fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Additionally, eggplants have a good source of antioxidants, which can help to protect the body against damage from free radicals.

The zebra eggplant is a great addition to any vegetable garden and is easy to grow. It prefers a sunny location, well-drained soil, and regular watering. It can be grown in the ground or in containers and typically takes about 60-80 days to reach maturity.

Zig-Zag Vine Fruit

Uvaria leichhardtii is a species of plant in the Annonaceae family, also known as Leichhardt’s banana, or Zig-Zag vine. It is native to the rainforests of Australia’s eastern coast. The plant is a climbing vine that can grow up to 20 meters in length, and it produces large, glossy leaves and clusters of white or yellow flowers.

The fruit of Uvaria leichhardtii is a small, elongated, and cylindrical-shaped berry, typically measuring around 5-10cm in length. The fruit is initially green in color but ripens to yellow or orange. The Zig Zag Vine fruit is not widely cultivated, and it is not well known outside of its native range. (Learn more at Zig-Zag Vine Fruit)

What Fruit Starts with X?

Here are a list of the fruits that start with X:

Here are a list of the fruits that start with X:

  • Xigua
  • Ximenia Americana
  • Ximenia Caffra
  • Xoconostle
  • Xylocarpus Granatum Fruit
  • Xarel-lo
  • Xinomavro

What Fruit Starts with Y?

Here are a list of the fruits that start with Y:

  • Yumberry
  • Yuzu
  • York Imperial Apple
  • Yunnan Hackberry Fruit
  • Yemenite Citron
  • Young Mango
  • Yellow Watermelon
  • Yellow Passion Fruit
  • Yellow Plum
  • Yellow Guava
  • Yellow Starfruit

What Fruit Starts with X?

Here are a list of the fruits that start with Z:

  • Zucchini
  • Zante Currant
  • Zapote
  • Ziziphus Jujuba
  • Ziziphus Mauritiana
  • Zinfandel Grapes
  • Zebra Eggplant

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Fruits Beginning with X, Y and Z

Here are the fruits that begin with the letters X, Y, and Z.
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  • Xigua
  • Ximenia Americana
  • Ximenia Caffra
  • Xoconostle
  • Xylocarpus Granatum Fruit
  • Xarel-lo
  • Xinomavro
  • Yumberry
  • Yuzu
  • York Imperial Apple
  • Yunnan Hackberry Fruit
  • Yemenite Citron
  • Young Mango
  • Yellow Watermelon
  • Yellow Passion Fruit
  • Yellow Plum
  • Yellow Guava
  • Yellow Starfruit
  • Zucchini
  • Zante Currant
  • Zapote
  • Ziziphus Jujuba
  • Ziziphus Mauritiana
  • Zinfandel Grapes
  • Zebra Eggplant
  • Zhe Fruit
  • Zig-Zag Vine Fruit
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