21 Fruits That Start With E

by Gina Elizabeth | Last Updated: June 26, 2021

Looking for fruits that start with the letter E? You’ve come to the right place! Here you’ll find fruits from around the world. There aren’t many fruits that start with E, but I went on an exhaustive journey and collected 21 of them in this article.

1. Elderberries

These immune system boosters taste sweet and tangy. And are usually less sweet than raspberries and huckleberries. You can make jams, jellies, syrups, and even pies out of elderberries.

2. Eggplant

Even though some consider the eggplant a vegetable, it’s actually a fruit. It’s used in many cuisines around the world. Gooey, cheesy eggplant Parmesan anyone?

3. Egg Fruit

Native to southern Mexico and Central America, the egg fruit can be eaten fresh or cooked and turned into different preserves, such as jam or jelly.  The unique taste of the egg fruit makes it a popular topping for pancakes and other cakes. The texture of the fruit is similar to custard or a pudding.The egg fruit is native to southern Mexico and Central America.

4. Early Sunglow Sweet Corn

Kernels are the seeds that corn plants use to reproduce, so that qualifies corn as a dry fruit. Some other varieties of corn that start with the letter E include: Earlivee, Early Sunglow, Early Golden Bantam, Extra Early Super Sweet, and Excel.

5. Early Girl Tomato

Tomatoes are technically a fruit. It’s a bright yellow tomato that grows between the size of a tennis ball. It has a meaty flesh with a mild-tasting sweet flavor. The acid level is pretty low and it’s great for salads, salsas and sandwiches.

6. Empeltre Olive

Olives are considered a stone fruit, like peaches, mangoes, and dates. The Empeltre olive is a medium-sized black olive grown in Spain. It is dual-purpose, though mainly for oil.

7. Empire Apples

A tasty fruit, this red apple variety that can be enjoyed as fresh fruit or cooked into any recipe that calls for apples.

8. Emu Apple

The emu apple is an exotic fruit and is not so commonly found. It is grown naturally in Australia, and can also be called native cranberries.

The taste of an emu apple is similar to a spicy apple but is quite a unique taste that some consider to be hard to get used to.

9. Entawak

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.

10. 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.

11. Emblic

An emblic is also known as the Indian Gooseberry. It is grown on the Malacca tree. 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. It is an edible fruit and is often used for its antioxidant properties. It is believed that it helps to boost the immune system and has anti-inflammatory benefits as well.

12. Etrog

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. This yellow-colored citrus fruit is a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants.

13. Egusi

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.

14. Ensete

Enset is a fruit in the banana family that is available in the equatorial regions of Africa. It is eaten in Ethiopia and some of the surrounding countries. Known also as the false banana, it tolerates drought moderately well, and the heart of the fruit is often sliced and eaten in native cuisine.

15. 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.

16. European Pear

The European Pear is also called the common pear because it is such a popular pear variety! Only one other variety is grown more prolifically, and that is the Bartlett pear.

17. Eldon Mango

The Eldon mango is a mango cultivar which originated in south Florida. The flesh is yellow and has a sweet flavor.

18. Earthnut Pea

Peas are a member of the legume family — they’re seeds that come in pods, and that makes them fruit. The tuberous earthnut pea is an ancient “tuberous pea” can be boiled or roasted. It has a fine, nutty aroma.

19. Edamame

Just like peas, soybeans are in the bean category (legumes). They are seeds that come in pods, and that makes them fruit. Edamame is a preparation of immature soybeans in the pod, found in cuisines with origins in East Asia. They are green, while regular soybeans are typically tan or beige. 

20. Evergreen Huckleberry

Available in the Pacific North West, the Evergreen Huckleberry is a treat for those looking for a quick sugar fix. 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.

21. Egusi

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.