It’s a proven fact that most fruits will keep you healthy. And let’s be honest, fruits are a guilt-free and easy dose of sugar for those of us with a “sweet tooth”.
This article lists 10 fruits that start with the letter E and hopefully help you decide on a fruit that satisfies your taste buds.
So without further ado, let’s dive right in!
Found in both North America and Europe, Elderberries have a rich medical background. It was used by native Americans to treat infections and is still used to this day for treating the flu and cold.
Elderberries usually taste sweet and tangy, but the taste can vary depending on the variety. American Elderberries are the sweetest out of the lot. However, they are less sweet than most other types of berries such as raspberries and huckleberries.
Just like other types of berries, you can make jams, jellies, and syrups out of Elderberries. They can also be included in pies. So, if you are in the mood for a pie that’s not overly sweet, an Elderberry pie might be what you need.
The Entawak, also known as Metawak, is a brownish yellow fruit that has a taste similar to that of baked pumpkin. The plant belongs to the genus of plants called Artocarpus. Breadfruit and jackfruit also belong to this subfamily of plants. Entawaks have seeds covered in orange flesh that taste very sweet. The fruit itself is mostly found in certain regions of South-East Asia, such as Borneo and Sumatra.
Although there aren’t many recipes based on the fruit, you can use its flesh as a sweetener. Deep-fried with a dash of salt, it can also serve as a sweeter alternative to chips. The seeds are edible as well and are tasty once roasted and salted.
3. Eastern Mayhaw
Produced by a shrub, the Eastern Mayhaw is found in the south-east regions of North America. The fruit is quite small and has a tangy and mildly sweet taste. It is used to produce and complement different jellies, drinks, and sauces.
Fun Fact:- The Etrog plant holds a special place in the Jewish culture. Etrog along with four other plant species is used to show gratitude to the gods in a celebration called “Sukkot”.
Etrog is sometimes called “a tasty health secret of Judaism” because of the many health benefits it offers and how palatable it is. Enjoyed by the Jewish community for centuries, it has come to light that this yellow-colored citrus fruit is a rich source of vitamin C, antioxidants, and has properties that can reduce inflammation.
The fruit is famous as a drink but can also be incorporated in baked goods such as cookies and cakes for a touch of tartiness.
Even though some consider the Eggplant a vegetable, it’s actually a fruit. Not just any fruit, but a fruit used in many cuisines around the world. From simple dips to fancy casseroles, the Eggplant recipes are very diverse.
But if you don’t want to go through much trouble, deep-fried Eggplant with a dash of salt provides you with a quick and tasty snack. Moreover, unlike some fruits in this list, the Eggplant is common and quite easy to purchase.
Emblica, also known as the Indian Gooseberry, is found growing in South Asia and Southeast Asia. It’s a greenish-yellow spherical fruit that is bitter when bitten into. But the bitterness fades away after some time, leaving a sweet aftertaste.
Although there aren’t many dishes based on this fruit, you can use it to complement dishes that need a hint of bitterness. On the other hand, South Asian countries consume the drink made with Emblica for both its nutritional properties and refreshing quality.
7. Evergreen Huckleberry
Available in the Pacific North West, the Evergreen Huckleberry is a treat for those looking for a quick sugar fix. However, some find it repulsive because of its musky odor when eating it raw. But the smell becomes less of an issue once cooked.
You can cook them in pies or use them for jams, jellies, and syrups. They also act as an amazing topping for different flavors of ice cream.
Disclaimer:- We will not be responsible for the sugar rush caused by the Ice Cream / Huckleberry combo.
Egusi is a species of melon found in certain regions of Africa. Unlike most fruits that are notorious for jams and jellies, the Egusi shines as an ingredient for soup. Even though the fruit has edible flesh, the protein-rich seed is the more common ingredient in Egusi-based dishes.
The soups made with grounded Egusi seeds are very popular among most West African tribes. So, if you enjoy a good hearty soup, keep an eye out for this fruit.
9. Emu apple
Hailing from the “land down under”, emu apples are quite different from the red apples you have in mind. Frankly, the two don’t even belong to the same species. However, the emu apple gets its name because of the spicy apple flavor it has.
It can be mixed into different apple dishes to spice up the flavor profile.
Caution:- Some consider emu apples to be slightly hallucinogenic. So make sure to consume them moderately.
10. Emu berry
Last on the list is the Emu berry which, just like the emu apple, is native to Australia. It is sweet and you can use its extract to produce jams and syrups. Emu berries will be a treat for those looking to indulge in a more wild and tropical taste experience.
That concludes the list of “10 Fruits That Start With The Letter E”, and fingers crossed, you found one that’s to your liking. We hate to admit that some of these fruits are quite exotic and might prove difficult to find locally. But don’t lose hope. With so many up-and-coming online stores, you might land on a good “fruit” dealer who can help sink your teeth into one of these tasty fruits.