Feijoa is a South American-born fruit that bursts with juicy flavors of pineapple, papaya, lemon, strawberry, and guava.
The simplest (and one of the best) ways to enjoy feijoa is by cutting the fruit in half and eating the insides—seeds and all. And while you can
eat the entire fruit, the skin isn't recommended due to its bitterness. Feijoa is also delicious in ice creams, sorbets, baked goods, jams, and pairs well with cheese.
New Zealand is one of the largest producers of feijoa, which started its own Feijoa Growers Association
. It's also widely available across the Mediterranean, Australia, India, and Japan, and in cool coastal locations of the U.S.
Today, there are more than 20 varieties of feijoa grown around the world.
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons via CC Attribution/Share Alike)