Fruits that Start with A – (Some of These You Didn’t Even Know)

Fruits that start with A

Fruits that start with A

In this post we’ll look at a list of all the fruits that start with “A”, that is the letter A in the English alphabet.  We’ll be starting with the most common fruits beginning with A, and then will get into less commonly known ones.

Let’s begin!

Apple

Apple - A Fruit that begins with A

Apple – A quite underrated healthy fruit that begins with A

The apple is probably the most commonly known fruit that starts with A.  The apple is actually found worldwide, but was originally only found in Asia.  It was brought to North America by settlers.

Apples are usually underrated for their nutritional value.  But, they are incredibly good for us and have many health benefits.

The old expression really holds true, that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.

Apples can be eaten raw and are generally consumed this way.  But there are also many other common applications for apples especially in baking and desserts, including apple pie and apple fillings.

Avocados

Avocado - fruits beginning with letter A

Avocado – A fruit beginning with the letter A and very nutritious

Surprisingly, avocados are actually fruits!  It doesn’t seem that they would be considered a fruit, since they do not have the usual sweet taste that fruits typically carry.  In fact, avocados are not sweet at all, and instead consisting of carbs as most fruits do, they are actually high in fats instead.  The complete opposite of most fruits.

Even more surprising is that the avocado is actually a berry as well!  They are considered berries since they have all the features of a berry, including a seed and fleshy pulp.

Avocados are high in heart healthy monounsaturated fats.  The majority of this fat is oleic acid, a main component of olive oil, with tremendous health benefits.

Apricots

Apricots fruit starting with a

Apricots – a fruit starting with A

Apricots were initially native to Asia.  Apricots look like small peaches, but are not as sweet.

Apricots are good for our health as they are loaded with antioxidants.  Antioxidants help our body to fight free radicals and disease.  This has an effect of lowering our inflammation levels in the body as well.

Akebi Fruit

Akebi Fruits

Akebi Fruits

The Akebi fruit, or Chocolate Vine, is a beautiful purple fruit that is native to north Japan.

The Akebi is not known for it’s taste.  It has a bitter taste, especially in the seeds.  There is a mild bit of sweetness, which is considered sweet in the Japanese culture, which does not have very many sweet items.

Acerola

Acerola Fruit

Acerola fruit in a bowl. Looks much like a cherry.

The Acerola is found in Central America and the Caribbean.  It is a small red fruit that looks like a cherry.

The Acerola is high in Vitamin C.

Amberella

Ambarella fruit

Ambarella fruit on the tree

The Ambrella is found in humid and tropical climates, predominantly in Asia and Africa.  The Amberella is a summer time fruit.

The Amerella is green in color and the taste is sour.  They are usually pickled or made into jams, and can also be eaten with spices.

Amberella is very nutritious, having Vitamins A and C.

Asian Pear

Asian Pear fruit that starts with A

Asian Pear – Fruit that starts with A By JJ Harrison (jjharrison89@facebook.com) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5566382

The Asian Pear, just like all pears, are derived from Asia.  The Asian Pear had its origins in China, Korea and Japan.

They are found in light brown, yellow or bright green colors.  They are very juicy and have a high water content.  Because of this they are usually not baked into pies, but are instead peeled and eaten raw.

At one point, they were reserved for nobility in Asia.  They have know become of of the most popular fruits in Asia.

Asam Payak or Asam Kelubi

Eleiodoxa asam payak or asam kelubi

Eleiodoxa – asam payak or asam kelub By KengSiri – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18426290

Asam Payak or Asam Kelubi is one of the common names for Eleiodoxa conferta.  It’s name literally means the sour fruit from the swamp.  It’s a fruit that is found in the swamps of Sourtheast Asia.

There is a yellow variety and a red variety of Asam Payak.  It is extremely sour, hence the name.

 

 

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