We all know about green vegetables and that they come in abundance, but did you know that there is a vast array of green fruits as well? Can you name 112 fruits that are green? If not, this list Is for you.
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Green vegetables are amazing for our health and digestion, but the secret is — so are green fruits. Green fruits are in abundance, and you can find a lot of them at your local grocery stores. Green apples, grapes, avocados, and more. There are even green fruits that people think are vegetables! Green fruits have a whole other world that is just waiting to be explored. Intrigued? Then let’s go on our green fruit adventure together.
How Do Green Fruits Get Their Color?
Green fruits and vegetables are unique and special due to the chlorophyll that is found in their cells. This natural coloring agent is something that all green fruits and vegetables carry in them.
Chlorophyll is a potent antioxidant that can help aid your body in ridding itself of free radicals. Chlorophyll can help to protect your organs from oxidative stress. In addition, it can aid in weight loss and help with indigestion and constipation, and helps to improve bone and muscle health. In other words, keep green fruits and vegetables a part of your diet!
The List: 112 Fruits That Are Green
1. Abashi Bitter Melon
If there was ever a melon to look like an alien egg — this would be it. This Okinawan heirloom melon has a deep green and bumpy outer skin that is high in vitamin C. Bitter melon is delicious to eat every day but is scrumptious with stuffed rice and tofu.
2. Ali Baba Watermelon
A pastel green watermelon that is a sight to behold. The Ali Baba watermelon is full of luscious flavor, stunning colors and is deliciously tasty! Melon lovers have raved about the Ali Baba watermelon being the sweetest watermelon they have tasted — so I guess you will have to find out if that is true for yourself and try an Ali Baba watermelon this summer
3. Arctic Beauty Kiwi
The leaves of this kiwi plant are as sweet as the kiwi they are helping to grow. This heart-shaped foliage has a bright green hue with splashes of pink and white in them to guard the miniature kiwi hiding in its leaves. These mini ovals aren’t like your normal kiwi and don’t have the typical brown skin, so you will have to look harder to find these little green fruits.
4. Art Combe’s Ancient Watermelon
At first look, you wouldn’t imagine this fruit to be a watermelon since they look more like they would be a squash. But slice that big green fruit up and let it reveal the stunning pink flesh on the inside. This ancient watermelon is absurdly sweet and is said to be hundreds, if not thousands, of years old. This means this is one fruit you simply must experience yourself.
If you try this watermelon or have another watermelon on hand, try these tasty Easy Watermelon Popsicles.
5. Bacon Avocado
Oval-shaped avocado has a green leathery skin with a pale yellow inside. Bacon avocados are slightly less oily than Hass avocados. Instead, they have a smooth, buttery texture to them — perfect for your next guacamole or avocado toast. Bacon avocados are a good source of vitamins C, E, K, and B6, as well as a wonderful source of potassium.
6. Bartlett Pear
Chances are you have seen plenty of Bartlett pears at your grocery store, so next time you see these yellow-green fruits, make sure and pick up a couple. This sweet, tender, and juicy fruit is wonderfully aromatic and has a very distinct pear flavoring.
Bartlett pears are a delightful source of fiber, have 6% of your daily dose of vitamin K, and are a wonderful source of copper. This is definitely one fruit you want to add to your grocery list.
7. Bateekh Samara Melon
While you’re trying to pronounce the name of this melon accurately, let me tell you that the name translates to “old melon from Samarra”. This generations-old melon that originated in Iraq is a deliciously tart melon with lime green sweet flesh. Inside this veined green skin are a spectacularly unique fruit with a distinct taste and something you have to try at least once.
8. Bearss Lime (Persian Lime)
Persian limes are the perfect balance of a key lime and a lemon. Persians use these lemons to add a sour, sharp taste to soups or whatever they are cooking to balance out the sweetness. However, you can use these limes in any recipe that calls for it.
Persian limes are high in vitamin C, which helps to promote overall body health and boosts your immune system. Persian limes are also a good source of antioxidants which can help lower the risk of cancer.
9. Beni Kodama Watermelon
Beni Kodama watermelons are miniature watermelons so adorable that you may not want to cut into them. These Japanese hand-held watermelons look like the average watermelon that you would usually get at the store but in a smaller size. Don’t worry. Just because it’s small doesn’t mean it isn’t packed with flavor!
If you want to try out this tasty melon, you could grow them yourself! Here is a helpful guide on How To Grow A watermelon.
10. Black Sapote
Black sapote is a species of Persimmon that almost looks as if it could be chocolate. These lime green outer shells, when cut open, reveal a dark gooey center on the inside. When you take a bite of black sapote, it’s like taking a bite of caramel or chocolate with a slight hint of persimmon.
This scoopable fruit is an extremely rich source of vitamin C as it carries more than six times the daily requirement — move over oranges; black sapote is taking over!
11. Bread Fruit
Don’t let the name fool you. Breadfruit looks nothing like a loaf of bread. This fruit is resembling of jackfruit and is found on the islands of New Guinea and the Philippines. Breadfruit is a very starchy fruit that is somewhat similar to a potato with a little bit more sugar in it.
While the taste resembles that of potato, it is jam-packed with fiber — just 100 grams of breadfruit provides 25% of your daily value of fiber. It’s also a great source of magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and niacin.
12. Bruno Kiwi
Bruno Kiwis are a little bit more like a typical kiwi that you would find in your local grocery store with its hairy brown outer skin and neon green center. Bruno kiwis contain high levels of vitamin C and are packed with antioxidants. These kiwis are fabulous for increasing the number of helpful gut bacteria and can help to lower inflammation. If you’ve never tried kiwi before, start with a Bruno Kiwi and let the flavor speak for itself.
13. Cam Sành Orange
Toto, this orange doesn’t look like an orange! The Cam Sành Orange is quite the trickster as this orange has a dark green outer skin and, when cut, reveals the age-old orange color on the inside. This Vietnamese sweet green orange is more of a citrus hybrid but has a delightful flavor on the inside. Cam Sành oranges are a good source of fiber and vitamin C and are also a fun way to trick your friends — they may think they’ve gone color blind.
14. Caribbean Guava
If you have never had guava, then you are missing out! With its green outer flesh and flamingo pink inside — this exotic fruit has a unique flavor that is a cross between a strawberry and a pear. You can eat the skin of the guava or just eat the insides, but there is no mistaking how good guava is for your health. Guava contains high levels of potassium and fiber, which are linked to helping improve your heart’s health and lowering your blood pressure.
15. Charentais Melon
This French melon is a delightful heirloom melon that may remind you of a cantaloupe — as it should since it is in the cantaloupe family. This super sweet and delightfully fragrant melon is perfect to add to any summer dish. Charentais melons are a great source of vitamins A, B6, C, and potassium.
16. Concorde Pear
Concorde pears have the most delicious flavor that may remind you of vanilla, all while still very much tasting like a pear. This Britain-grown pear is delightful to use in baking, eating raw, or even grilling. There are lots of pears to choose from, so it’s all about finding the kind of pear you love the best.
17. Crispin (Mutsu)
The Mutsu apple was introduced around 1949 in Japan. This sharp and aromatic apple resembles a golden delicious while having its own unique flavor on its own. Crispin apples are wonderful to use in pies, ciders or use it to brighten up a salad.
18. Custard Apple
The custard apple looks nothing like you would imagine. Custard apples are closer to being a sweet-sop (a fruit with a bright green, bumpy outer layer) and get their name by tasting somewhat like a creamy custard. This buttery soft fruit is quite an odd tropical fruit by appearance but more than makes up for it in sweet flavor.
I love making homemade instant applesauce using fresh apples. If you haven’t tried this, I highly recommend it! Try using this Instant Applesauce Recipe.
19. Desert King Watermelon
This eye-catching watermelon is a sight to behold with its vibrant outer green rind and its bright yellow flesh on the inside. The Desert King watermelon got its name because it is one of the most drought-resistant watermelons known and is also resistant to sunburning. If you are wanting to add some pizzazz to your fruit salad — add in some Desert King watermelon to show off the rainbow.
Interested in learning about all the different blue foods? Check out this blog post, 80 Foods That Are Blue!
20. Early Girl (Otome) Watermelon
If you like miniature watermelons, then this is the melon for you. This Japanese-grown watermelon resembles a larger watermelon simply in a smaller size. This light green melon is super sweet and a great way not to waste any food if you have a smaller family to feed.
If you are on social media, then you have more than likely seen some kind of video that involves durian. This custard-flavored fruit has the texture of a really creamy cheesecake but without insane calories. Durian can help to regulate your blood sugar, may help you to sleep better at night, may help to combat skin pigmentation and wrinkles, and is also a great energy booster. The only downside — is that it smells. While durian is a generally smelly fruit — the flavor more than makes up for it.
22. Finger Lime
A finger lime, also known as the Australian finger lime or a caviar lime, is quite the sight to behold. Get rid of any thoughts that you have in your mind of what a typical lime would look like because this is definitely not it. While the outside of the finger line is similar to a regular lime, as soon as you cut into it and squeeze, it resembles caviar.
This odd fruit might not be what you expected, but it is an excellent source of vitamin C and collagen. I wouldn’t try and squeeze finger limes into a cocktail anytime soon, but you can use finger limes with any homemade sauce to add extra flavor and not be weirded out by the texture.
23. Fuerte Avocado
If you typically don’t like avocados because of their buttery texture and then maybe you should try the Fuerte avocado. This avocado is still soft but is much sweeter and tastes more like a fruit than a typical Hass avocado.
24. Golden Honeymoon Melon
This bright golden orb shines bright like the sun while hiding a kiwi green flesh inside. The golden honeydew melon has a unique flavor all its own, while others in its family have a distinct honeydew flavor; this melon tastes more like an even balance of a cantaloupe AND a honeydew.
If you’ve never had a gooseberry, then you’re missing out. Gooseberries are sweet little pearls that are bursting with juicy flavors (think grapes but more acidic). Gooseberries are highly nutritious as they are very high in fiber, low in calories, rich in antioxidants, wonderful for heart health, and easy to add to your diet. Eat the small green berry fruits raw by the handful, mixed in a cocktail, turned into a jam or chutney, or used in your next pastry project.
26. Granny Smith Apple
Granny Smith apples have been popular for a very long time and with very good reason. Granny Smith apples are extremely high in vitamin C, can fight off cancer cells, are a wonderful source of fiber and vitamins, high in potassium, and help with heart health — oh, and they’re also delicious!
These apples have long been enjoyed for their tart, and almost sour taste, and that sour taste also makes them excellent for baking. Granny Smith apples have been beloved for years in making pies since the sour-sweet flavor profile balances out any of the sugar added to the recipe. So next time you’re inspired to bake something, try something with a Granny Smith because you won’t be disappointed.
Next time you use a granny smith, think about making this Vegan Apple Crisp With Beets.
27. Green Anjou Pear
Green Anjou pears are quite popular for those that love pears. These mild-flavored pears carry with them a hint of citrus and are delightful to use in baking or to eat as is. Green Anjou pears, like others in the pear family, are a wonderful source of vitamin C and fiber.
28. Gwen Avocado
Calling all Gwen’s! Did you know you have an avocado named after you? These delightful avocados look similar to a Hass but only slightly smaller (they are actually classified as dwarf avocados). These creamy, golden avocados are crying out to be made into avocado toast, guacamole, or added to a salad.
29. Green Kiwi
Green kiwi is the most common Kiwi that you would see in any store. While it may be common, it doesn’t mean that it should be overlooked, as green kiwi is high in vitamin C and dietary fiber. Kiwi has also been shown to help support heart health and digestive health. The best way to eat a kiwi is to peel off the skin and slice the kiwi into bites, or you can cut the kiwi in half and use a grapefruit spoon to scoop out the delicious green insides. Kiwi is exceptionally rich in immune-supporting nutrients and is something you definitely want to be adding to your grocery cart.
30. Green Star Fruit
Green star fruit may be a specialty fruit for most stores, but you can find them in plenty of Asian markets. The reason a green star fruit gets its name is when you cut up a green star fruit, the five angles of this fruit look like a star. This fruit (commonly found in Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines) has a crunchy yet juicy taste to it, and it has the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Starfruit is an excellent addition to any fruit salad or to eat on its own. Starfruit can also help reduce the toxicity levels in your body, which can help lower the risk of cancer. Green starfruit has high anti-inflammatory capabilities due to the high level of antioxidants found in it as well. All of this to say — you want to be eating green star fruit!
31. Hara Madhu Melon
This pale teardrop-shaped melon was originally grown in Punjab, India. This melon is rich with flavor, exploding with sweetness, and has been praised for its delightful flavor profile. This exquisite melon is something that can be eaten as is, tossed in a fruit salad, or even grilled to bring out a caramelized flavor.
32. Hardy Kiwi
A Hardy kiwi may look like a sour lime on the outside, but I promise you it’s sweet. This kiwi is popular in China, Japan, and Korea for its sweet and juicy flavor. While it still has that hairy outside similar to green kiwi fruit, the Hardy kiwi has a slightly different taste to awaken your taste buds. Eat Hardy Kiwis if you want to help avoid blood clots and improve your heart health.
33. Hass Avocado
Hass avocados are one of the most popular avocados sold mainly because they are so easily accessible. These Southern California-grown avocados have dark black, bumpy skin which hides a bright green inner flesh.
Hass avocados have higher oil content in them, which makes them creamier than other avocados. Hass avocados are dense in dietary fiber, a wonderful source of potassium, and rich in vitamins C and E.
34. Honeydew Melon
You either love honeydew melons, or you hate them. While honeydew melons are more of an acquired taste, they are popular for a reason. That soft honey undertone on your taste buds isn’t the only thing that makes honeydew melons so fantastic. Along with their honey flavor, honeydew melons are also wonderful at helping to strengthen your bones to avoid osteoporosis.
35. Issai Kiwi
These fuzzless kiwis are absurdly sweet (the best things come in small packages), and it has eight times more vitamin C than an orange!! These little green ovals are tantalizingly sweet and extremely healthy for you. With such a high amount of vitamin C, eating Issai kiwi can help your immune system fight off any flu or cold that could come your way.
Jackfruit is a wonderful alternative for a lot of vegans due to its versatility. The texture of jackfruit is similar to pulled meat and can be marinated accordingly. While on its own, jackfruit tastes similar to a combination of mango, pineapple, and banana, and that sweetness is helpful for a lot of recipes. While the flavor can be debated, the health benefits can not. Jackfruit is an excellent source of fiber, a good source of vitamins C and B.
37. Jenny Lind Melon
The Jenny Lind melon looks as if a pumpkin and a cantaloupe had a baby, but it came out tasting like a cantaloupe. This heirloom cantaloupe has been a prized melon since the 1840s and was named after the famous Swedish opera singer Johnna “Jenny” Lind. A melon that is so sweet and delicious — you might start singing its praises in opera.
38. June Plum
This isn’t your normal purple plum. A June plum is green from the inside out, starting with a darker green on the outside and getting lighter as you go to the center of the fruit. A June plum has a combination of pineapple, apple, and mango notes while remaining a flavor all its own. June plums are native to the tropical regions of Polynesia, including Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Fiji.
39. Kaffir Lime
These bumpy limes may be weird to look at, but they have amazing health benefits. Kaffir limes promote oral health, help detoxify your bloodstream, improve your digestion by promoting healthy bacteria, help your immune system become stronger, and improve the health of your skin and hair. Who knew one little fruit could hold such superpowers?
40. Kajari Melon
The Kajari melon looks like something from another planet with its fluorescent green stripes in between a deep pumpkin orange rind. These melons look like someone took a pumpkin and painted bright green stripes on them for fun. These captivating melons are worth our attention! They taste similar to honeydew but sweeter and so much more elegant to glance at.
41. Key Lime (Mexican Lime)
Key limes are what most people buy from the grocery store. While not all limes are made equal, this one is easily accessible and prevalent for good reason. The key lime is a glorious deep green and slowly becomes more of a yellow-green the riper it becomes. These high-acidity limes are great for using in a cocktail, making a key lime pie, adding to a vinaigrette, or just adding to a normal cup of water.
Next time you have limes on hand, try making this Homemade Limeade. It’s delicious!
42. Muscat Grapes
Muscat grapes aren’t just one kind of grape. Instead, they are actually a family of white grapes which over 200 varieties of grapes fall under. These floral yet musky, flavored green grapes are used in wine, raisins, or just casual snacking. Muscat grapes are a good source of vitamins K, A, and C and are wonderful aids for heart health.
43. Newtown Pippin Apple
This American-originated apple has a delightful tartness and was originally grown to be used as a dessert apple. The Newtown Pippin apple was supposed to rival the Granny Smith apple somewhat and is more commonly found today in Martinelli’s sparkling ciders.
Noni is called Noni juice and comes from the fruit of the Morinda citrifolia tree found in Southeast Asia. Once juiced from the fruit, the Noni juice is consumed for medicinal purposes and to help fight off diseases. Noni oil can help improve joint health, increase your energy and endurance, and can help with the flu or a simple cold.
Interested in learning about all the different pink foods? Check out this blog post, 75 Foods That Are Pink!
45. Osage Orange
Osage oranges look odd and may not be too many people’s favorite citrus…well, probably no ones. The Osage orange smells like citrus but is unbelievably unpleasant to eat. The bitter taste of the Osage orange makes this strange-looking citrus fruit agonizing to eat.
46. Paw Paw
The paw paw tastes like a tropical fruit as it has notes of mango, banana, and citrus. This fruit is best used in baked goods, puddings, ice cream, or in liquor. Paw paw fruit has been used homeopathically to help with fevers, vomiting, or inflammation of the mouth.
47. Petit Gris De Rennes Melon
This vibrant French melon is a sight to behold with its electric orange flesh. While the speckled green outside is a spectacle in itself, the juicy orange inner parts of this melon are so tasty you might have to convince yourself not to eat the whole thing in one sitting.
48. Pinkerton Avocado
The Pinkerton avocado is a little longer than other avocados and has a surprising yet subtle, nutty flavor. Pinkerton avocados have been known for their stability and consistency in their growth. Similar to a Hass avocado, the Pinkerton avocado has a high oil content which makes the flavor of this avocado more balanced and smooth. Pinkerton avocados are worth searching out and tasting.
49. Reed Avocado
Another avocado by a different name — and still just as sweet. These large and extremely round avocados have a delightful buttery texture to them, with the inside flesh almost resembling butter with its yellow hue and smooth base. A Reed avocado is significantly denser and creamier than a Hass avocado, so if you see a Reed avocado, then you need to pick up a couple.
50. Sour Green Plums
Sour green plums have a lot of names, but they carry one main characteristic, these tart fruits are sure to make your face scrunch up from the taste. Sour plums are rich in antioxidants and are wonderful for helping to reduce inflammation by protecting your body from free radicals. While these crisp green plums aren’t your average fruit, if you enjoy sour things, then this tart fruit is one you need to try!
This spiky green fruit has become quite a hot topic over recent years, mainly because of its health benefits. Soursop has been said to help prevent and fight off cancerous cells in your body, as well as kill bacteria AND fight off inflammation. Soursop has been used for decades in herbal medicine to help treat parasite infections, stomach illnesses, and even rheumatism.
52. Sugar Baby Bush Watermelon
This deep jungle green watermelon is ideal if you are wanting to grow watermelons in your garden but don’t have the space. These miniature watermelons only grow to about 6-12 pounds but are packed with some serious flavor inside that juicy red flesh.
53. Thompson Seedless Grapes
These perfectly oval-shaped morsels are bursting with juicy flavor. Thompson seedless grapes are delightful for snacking, adding to a salad, or turning into a jam. These grapes are popular all over the world and have different names depending on the region or country. In the United States, Thompson seedless grapes are used quite often in making raisins.
54. White Guava
Have a couple of pounds you’ve been trying to lose? Add white guava to your diet. Guava, in general, is an amazing fruit that helps with weight loss since it is so high in fiber (and low calories). White guava has a slightly different taste than its brothers and sisters, as it has a remote honey undertone in its flavor profile. Guava is amazing to eat as is, in jelly or jam, in pastries, or even drinks.
55. Zutano Avocado
This pear-shaped avocado is one hearty fruit! These rare avocados aren’t something that you will find in your grocery store since they are specially grown. The fun part about the Zutano avocado is that when it turns ripe — it still stays green. These silky avocados have lower oil content in them, which makes them silkier than your typical Hass avocado.
Green Fruits Used As Vegetables
This list of fruits that are green continues with ones that are traditionally thought of as a vegetable. Even though are often referred to as veggies, they are actually fruit!
This odd-looking squash is a sight to behold with its lime-green skin. Chayote has a really mild taste and somewhat tastes like an apple mixed with jicama — crisp and neutral flavoring. Chayote may provide potent antioxidants to your body, can help to promote heart health, and may support liver function.
57. Ananas Noire Or Black Pineapple Tomato
If there were ever a tomato to look like an alien egg — this would be it. The luminous neon green of this tomato is vibrant except for the scarlet streaks that zig-zag through it. This tomato is more of a work of art than something to be eaten….except it tastes delicious, so you might as well.
58. Armenian Yard-Long Cucumber
Armenian Yard-Long Cucumber is a long pale cucumber that you might mistake for needing to mature still. Instead, this pastel green cucumber is a sight to behold while you enjoy how good it tastes. This Armenian cucumber (which is actually in the melon family) is packed with potassium and helps to maintain your blood pressure levels.
59. Aunt Ruby’s German Green Tomato
Aunt Ruby sure did know how to grow a breathtaking tomato! This fluorescent green tomato is enormous and has been rivaled to taste better than normal red tomatoes. So pull out the mozzarella and basil because these beefsteaks are just dying to be made into a Caprese salad.
60. Bennings Green Tint Scallop Squash
These dainty scallop squashes look like something you might imagine from Alice in Wonderland more than in real life. Yet, these tiny squash are perfect to fry up on the grill or roast to bring out their rich flavor.
61. Berkeley Tie-Dye Green Tomato
Tiger stripes of crimson and green, this sweet but tart tomato is truly extraordinary. Berkeley Tie-Dye Green Tomatoes are high in Lycopene (which is a cancer-fighting agent)and vitamin C. Use this tomato in salads, sandwiches, or even turn into a pasta sauce.
62. Big Top Bitter Melon
Deep green, bumpy, and bitter are the three words to first come to mind about this melon. This is not the kind of melon you just want to cut up and snack on. Instead, this would be used for a stuffed bitter melon recipe! This odd-looking melon can act like insulin to your body and help to reduce your blood sugar levels.
63. Boston Pickling Cucumber
These are probably the cucumber your favorite jar of pickles uses to bring that satisfying vinegary crunch. Not every cucumber tastes good pickled, which is why these cucumbers were curated. That way, you have some of the best darn pickles you can eat.
64. California Wonder Pepper
These California peppers truly are a wonder! California Wonder peppers start a vibrant green, and as they ripen, they begin to change colors and turn to a deep red. These heirloom bell peppers are fun to watch grow and are delicious to eat.
Interested in learning about all the different black foods? Check out this blog post, 85 Foods That Are Black!
65. Cambodian Green Giant Eggplant
This Cambodian eggplant looks nothing like that purple eggplant that is in your head. While this eggplant looks more like a green pumpkin with stripes, the flavor is undeniably eggplant. These full-bodied fruits are perfect to rotate into any eggplant recipe you use.
66. Clemson Spineless Okra
Little pods that are ready to be enjoyed — welcome to Clemson spineless okra. These pale green pods are best eaten pickled or even fried to add some crunch. These antioxidant-packed morsels are an ideal addition to your diet to aid in heart health and help lower blood sugar.
67. Cubanelle Sweet Pepper
A sweet pepper that is versatile enough to use in any dish is exactly what the Cubanelle sweet pepper is. Also known as the “Cuban pepper,” this pepper is wonderful to use in any dish and can be an easy substitute for Anaheim peppers. Slightly hot with a bit of crunch and packed with flavor — this is one pepper you don’t want to miss out on.
68. Evil Olive Tomato
Just because it looks evil doesn’t mean that it is….so never judge a tomato by its unusual dark green skin. These olive-looking tomatoes are ideal to use in sandwiches, pasta sauces, or even a refreshing Caprese salad.
69. Fish Hot Pepper
Red means HOT! As this unique pepper ripens, it slowly changes its color from white to green to dark red. The more red the color — the hotter this little peppers punch is. While this pepper may hurt your taste buds, it does help with your digestion, can help relieve joint pain, and can aid in fighting off the flu. So maybe it’s not all bad.
70. Gboma Or Gbogname Eggplant
Gboma is a cousin of the eggplant and is known more for its highly nutritious leaves that are 100% edible. This eggplant was originally grown in West Africa and is a plant that you can eat the flower, leaves, and fruit. While this plant is wonderful for your health and is packed with antioxidants — never eat this plant without cooking it or you may be in for one big tummy ache.
71. Green Doctors Tomato
These astonishing kiwi green pearls are the ideal snacking tomato! Green Doctors tomatoes are a form of cherry tomato that is intensely crisp and have a subtly sweet taste. Use these tomatoes to snack on, throw them in a salad, use them as a pasta garnish, or blister them to eat alongside your eggs in the morning.
72. Green Striped Cushaw Squash
These decedent striped squash are so eye-catching you might want to use them to decorate your fall table instead of eating them. These pastel, curved squash are absolutely something you are going to want to try. Cushaw squash is a good source of carotene, and vitamins A, B, and C, which all aid in boosting your immunity, improving your eyesight, helping to lower your blood pressure, and helping to delay the signs of aging (aka wrinkles).
73. Green Tiger Tomato
An oval-shaped tomato shaded in fluorescent green with yellow tiger stripes may not be there the first thing you think about when you hear the word “tomato,” but this one sure is a sight to behold. If you are looking for the perfect snaking tomato — you have just found it since these ovals are crack-resistant and have an extraordinary flavor to them.
74. Green Zebra Tomato
When a name is this accurate to describe something — all you have to do is use your imagination. These tangy tomatoes aren’t for the faint of heart and have a very distinct flavor to them. Try using a Green Zebra tomato in your next salsa for added zest and spunk.
75. Jalapeño, Zapotec Hot Pepper
Jalapeños — but elevated. This is the best way to describe this kind of jalapeño since these peppers hold an intense smoky flavor that you would only guess comes from a jalapeño. This gourmet jalapeño originates in Oaxaca, Mexico, and by jalapeño standards — this pepper is hot!
76. Jibai Shimoshirazu Cucumber
This cucumber is one of the sweetest cucumbers you can ever consume. If you are someone that enjoys eating raw cucumbers, then Jibai Shimoshirazu Cucumber is something you need to try. These Japanese-grown cucumbers have no bitter flavor to them and are fabulous to slice up and eat.
77. Kabocha Squash
Kabocha Squash, when looked at, might be mistaken for acorn squash, but the taste is far from it. This rich orange-colored squash is ideal for use in baking, curries, or even adding to a bread recipe. In Asia, this squash is popular for a reason — it’s unquestionably mouthwatering.
78. Kamo Kamo Squash
This spunky-looking squash with a long stem and small orb on the bottom is known more to the people of New Zealand. New Zealanders say that this is the best squash ever to be grown since this squash is incredibly versatile in the ways that you can cook it. This squash can be used fried, baked, or even boiled all while maintaining its delicious nutty flavor.
79. Kiwano – African Horned Cucumber
This yellow spiked melon might not be something that you think is edible at first sight, but this African horned cucumber has a delicious green jelly in the middle as soon as you open it. Past that golden yellow outer skin, you get that appetizing citrusy middle that tastes like a mixture of citrus, banana, and passion fruit. Since this fruit contains several very potent antioxidants, it’s incredible for your health.
Interested in learning about all the different yellow foods? Check out this blog post, 100 Foods That Are Yellow!
80. Korean Dark Green Hot Pepper
These heirloom peppers from Korea might be small, but they pack a punch! Inside these small pods contain an extremely spicy and delicious pepper. The Korean dark green hot pepper is typically used in authentic kimchi and other Korean dishes to level up the spice.
81. Large Barred Boar Tomato
Large is an adequate word to use in the naming of this tomato since this beefsteak tomato truthfully is massive. This dense tomato is packed with flavor and is delightful to use on sandwiches, burgers, or just to eat as a snack.
82. Long White Of Palermo Zucchini
An eye-catching zucchini with its pale green complexion, and is even more revered for its flavor than its appearance. This zucchini just happens to be a legendary treasure of Sicilian cooking and is highly regarded across most Italian cuisine. Long White Of Palermo zucchini has an intense buttery texture that is delightful to use in any pasta or salad dish
83. Lucky Tiger Tomato
The lucky tiger tomato is a stunning sight of golden yellow and lime green with hints of red mixed in. While these elongated cherry tomatoes are wonderful to look at, they’re also delightfully complex in flavor. Lucky Tiger tomatoes have a pleasant balance of tangy, sweet, acidity, and tropical notes.
84. Metki Dark Green Serpent
These entrancing cucumbers are a sight to behold with their almost black appearance and long curved body. Metki Dark Green Serpent cucumbers are delightfully sweet and have no bitter taste to them, which makes these ideal for snacking on raw, cooking, or using for pickling.
85. Mexican Sour Cucumber
Another word for this would be “cucamelons,” which is the more popular term for a sour cucumber.
These miniature cucumber/watermelons have a bright and zesty taste to them and are ideal for use in salads, salsa, or even an adorable drink garnish. When eating cucamelons, be aware of the color — if you eat them while they are still bright green and still growing, they can be extremely toxic, so only eat cucamelons that are dark green and have finished growing.
986. Model Melon
This vibrant green flesh tastes as if you are eating candy! This fascinating orb of fruit is intensely aromatic and is delightful to eat as is, use in a fruit salad, or use in a cocktail. Model melons are one Polish melon you do not want to miss out on trying.
87. Nkruma Tenten Okra
It’s okra — but bigger. These large okra pods are a glorious deep green with splashes of majestic purples painted on them and are known as the “tree okra” of Ghana. This okra has been said to be even better than any okra produced in the United States due to its intense flavor. Plus, the leaves of the okra are good to eat as well and have a taste compared to spinach. If you love okra, this may be something you need to check out.
88. Nimba Zucchini Summer Squash
This hearty zucchini is an eye-catching pale green color that comes alive when cooked. Since summer squash is packed with nutrients, high in antioxidants, and versatile — this is the ideal vegetable to use in your summer cooking rotation.
89. Noir De Carmes Melon
If you are wanting a delightfully sweet melon, look no further than a melon from France. This powerfully sugary melon will remind you of a piece of candy (but in a good way) and have you wanting to eat it every day to satisfy that sweet tooth. This melon has been around since the 1800s, and for good reason — it’s absurdly delicious.
90. Ozark Giant Pepper
This large bell pepper is packed with flavor! While this bell pepper grows, it starts out a vibrant green, and the more mature it becomes turns into hot red ( but don’t worry, the flavor is actually very mild). These peppers are fantastic to use for making fajitas, adding to a salad, or just slicing up and eating.
91. Patisson Panache Jaune Et Vert Scallop Squash
While you try and pronounce the name of this squash, you might be even more confused by the way that it looks. This decadent scallop squash comes in a unique flower-like size and is ideal for sautéing or using as a side dish. Since this scallop squash has so much flavor in it, all you need to do while cooking it is just add some light seasoning and let the squash speak for itself.
92. Phil’s Two Tomato
This tomato looks more like a bunch of plantains than a tomato, but cut into it and find a juicy tomato center. This unique-looking tomato will have you staring at it for a good while before getting the courage to cut into it, but once you do, you will find this fairy-tale tomato tastes as luxurious and unique as it looks.
93. Poblano Hot Pepper
Poblano peppers are very popular pepper to use in Mexico and the United States. While this waxy skin green pepper may resemble a bell pepper, don’t mistake it for one, or you might have a tongue on fire. While the poblano pepper isn’t extremely hot, it does have a good kick to it to spice up a dish. These peppers can be used fresh in salsa or, more popularly used, in a chili Relleno. If you are wanting to try something out of the ordinary for your next family dinner, try making a stuffed poblano with rice, beans, and cheese.
94. Poona Kheera Cucumber
This neon yellow cucumber (with a delightfully crisp bite to it) is a wonderful way to spice up a cucumber salad. This cucumber originates from India and would be sold by street vendors as a refreshing snack to combat the intense heat of summer. Poona Kheera Cucumbers are flavorful all on their own, so sprinkle some salt and pepper on top of these luminous cucumbers and be transported by this wonderful Indian cuisine.
Interested in learning about all the different orange foods? Check out this blog post, 52 Foods That Are Orange!
95. Richmond Green Apple Cucumber
This unusual cucamelon would surely be mistaken for a watermelon if it was any larger. So it would be quite a surprise to see a bright neon green color on the inside instead. The Richmond Green Apple Cucumber has a subtle yet sweet taste to it and is packed with vitamin C.
96. Rio Grande Verde Tomatillo
This specific type of tomatillo has a slightly different flavor than just a normal tomatillo verde. Hailing from the Rio Grande, this tomatillo was specifically grown for a little extra flavor.
97. Ronde De Nice Squash
Ronde De Nice Squash is a delightful French squash that is as eye-catching as it is mouth-watering. This pumpkin-shaped zucchini is a vegetable not often found outside of France anymore, but this savory summer squash is delicious if you ever get to try it.
98. Saitama Ao Daimaru Eggplant
This Granny Smith-colored eggplant is a treasured item in Japan for its dense and creamy texture. This gourmet eggplant is extremely versatile, which is why it is so popular within Japanese culture and cuisine.
99. Satsuma Onaga Bitter Melon
A bumpy teardrop is what the outside of this green melon appears to look like. Satsuma Onaga Bitter melon was originally grown in Japan (which Japan is known for growing some of the tastiest melons there are) and is used in cooking and even brewing tea. This melon is ideal to use in a stir fry or sautéed with garlic.
100. Shiromaru Eggplant
Shiromaru Eggplant has a soft yet vibrant green skin that hides a milky white center. This tender fleshed eggplant is fabulous to use in place of any regular purple eggplant and has more of a floral undertone in its flavor.
101. Shishito Pepper
Shishito Peppers are a Japanese favorite and have been for generations. These three-inch wrinkly peppers add just enough spice to a dish to make it flavorful without having to guzzle water after. Shishito peppers are used in also any Japanese dish to add extra flavor and are a good source of vitamins E, A, and C.
102. Sweet Dumpling Squash
Sweet is exactly how this squash tastes, and exuberant is how it looks. The Sweet Dumpling squash looks like a cross-over between a pumpkin and a delicata squash as it has the same distinct green and white coloring. Also, like delicata squash, the outer skin of this is entirely edible. Sweet Dumpling Squash is ideal for roasting with your favorite seasonings.
103. Suyo Long Cucumber
This curvy, elongated cucumber is a fun way to get some greens into your routine. This mild yet sweet cucumber is refreshing to eat fresh, used in a cucumber salad, or even pickled.
104. Thai Green Frog Fingers Eggplant
These miniature eggplants look more like peppers than eggplants but have an extraordinary taste to them. These dainty eggplants have a deep forest green coloring to them to brighten up any stir fry or curry.
105. Thai Long Green Eggplant
Also known as “Green Elephant Tusk Eggplant,” Thai Long Green eggplant has a very mild and sweet taste to them. This heirloom eggplant from Thailand is popular with gourmet chefs for its versatility and palatable flavor.
106. Tokiwa ‘Tokyo Green’ Cucumber
This soft-skinned cucumber is buttery soft, exceptionally sweet, and has no bitter taste to it! The “Tokyo Green” cucumber is ideal if you enjoy pickling, and if you love to eat cucumbers raw, then this will be truly refreshing for you to experience.
107. Tomatillo Verde
Tomatillos are popular in a variety of Mexican dishes as they are used in salsas, enchiladas, and even eating roasted or fried. Tomatillos are an incredible way to get dietary fiber into your body while having low-fat content. Next time you are making salsa, try using some tomatillos for added flavor.
108. Zucchini Fordhook Squash
Zucchini squash is a delightful and versatile food, and the Fordhook squash is no different. This deep green zucchini reveals a milky white center when cut into. This squash is excellent to eat sautéed, roasted, or even turned into moist zucchini bread! The options are endless with this fascinating fruit.
Green Fruit Recipes
Here are some prepared foods that utilize green fruits.
109. Easy Avocado Banana Smoothie
I know, I know, it is odd to think of avocadoes as fruit, but they are. If you are looking for a morning smoothie that is packed with nutrients, this one is for you.
110. Kiwi Smoothie Bowl
111. Mouth-watering Guacamole
Surprisingly this mouth-watering guacamole was the first recipe on my blog. It is easy to make and unforgettably tasty.
112. Spinach Pineapple Smoothie
This easy green smoothie recipe is delicious and nutritious. This spinach pineapple smoothie is an excellent source of vitamins K, C, and B6.
The smallest green fruits would be grapes (individual), cherry tomatoes, gooseberries, and Mexican Sour cucumbers (cucamelons).
While all fruit and vegetables that are green are healthy, each fruit and vegetable has a different use. Some green fruits are better at aiding your heart health, some help lower your blood sugar, and others are packed with antioxidants. It’s not really a question as to which one is the healthiest — the question is more, what does your body need to succeed?
Watermelon is technically only green on the outside (unless you get a special watermelon that is green on the inside as well). Most watermelons only have a green rind and are a pink or red color on the inside.
Two fruits that resemble a green cherry would be gooseberry and Green Doctor tomatoes. There are plenty of green cherry tomatoes that could pass off as cherry but these two fruits are the closest to cherry in appearance.
First of all, make sure and eat the rainbow. While there are plenty of incredible fruits and vegetables that are green that are wonderful for your health, they can only carry so many nutrients.
Purple fruits carry anthocyanin, orange fruit contains carotene, and yellow fruit carries lutein. All of the different fruits and vegetables of different colors are essential for your overall health, so they can all work together.
While some of the items on the list are easily accessible at your local grocery store, there are sadly some that are not. If you can find these rare fruits at your local market, try something out of the ordinary with your next dinner! Incorporating new things into your life adds a level of excitement and makes cooking dinner a fun experience instead of a chore.
If you see something on this list that piqued your interest, but you would never find it at your grocery store — find the seeds online and try growing them in your personal garden. If you love reading about colorful foods and would love to read more, check out these blog posts: 80 Foods That Are Blue, 100 Foods That Are Yellow, 75 Foods That Are Pink, 52 Foods That Are Orange, and 85 Foods That Are Black.
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