Fruits That Start With A: 35+ fruits that start with A in alphabetical order for trivia or other fun food challenges! From apples to avocados and everything in between, if it's a fruit and it starts with 'A' you can find it right here. You might even discover something new to try!
Fruits That Start With The Letter A
Whether you're prepping for trivia or working your way through a fun food challenge like cooking the alphabet, this list of fruits that start with A is a great place to start. You'll be familiar with some of the fruits on this list, but I can almost guarantee you'll find a few that are new to you.
Tropical fruits, berries, citrus, pome fruits, you can find them all below! Who knew so many fabulous fruits started with the letter A?
- Fruits That Start With The Letter A
- 1. Abiu
- 2. Abiurana
- 3. Acai
- 4. Acerola
- 5. Ackee
- 6. African Breadfruit
- 7. African Cherry Orange
- 8. African Star Apple
- 9. Akebia
- 10. Alligator apple
- 11. Alligator pear
- 12. Alpine strawberry
- 13. Alupag
- 14. Amanatsu
- 15. Amara
- 16. Amazon Tree Grape
- 17. Ambarella
- 18. Anchovy Pear
- 19. Andean Blackberry
- 20. Annato
- 21. Apple
- 22. Apple Berry
- 23. Apple guava
- 24. Apricot
- 25. Araca-boi
- 26. Argan
- 27. Arrayan
- 28. Ashwagandha
- 29. Asian Pear
- 30. Atemoya
- 31. Atherton Raspberry
- 32. Australian Finger Lime
- 33. Australian Round Lime
- 34. Ausubo
- 35. Avocado
- 36. Azarole
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- Fruits That Start With A: Crock Pot Applesauce (+More Tasty Fruits To Try In Recipes!)
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The abiu, or Pouteria caimito, is a tropical fruit with smooth, tough yellow skin. The yellow color can range from pale to bright and the flesh inside is translucent white with a jelly-like texture and mild flavor that some describe as tasting like condensed milk.
The abiurana, or Pouteria bullata, is an edible fruit that is hard to come by because the trees are rarely harvested. It is similar to the abiu, though the shape is more round and the yellow skin is covered in tiny hairs. It is somewhat sweet with a mild flavor.
A small dark reddish-purple berry that is often considered a 'superfood'. The berries come from the Acai palm tree which is native to the Amazon. Unlike most berries, acai has an earthy, bitter taste when ripe.
Acerola is a berry-like fruit often referred to as a cherry (also called a Barbados cherry), despite not actually being a cherry. They are packed with nutrients and are a particularly great source of vitamin C. Acerola can be enjoyed raw or baked and have a fragrant, sweet flavor that is slightly astringent.
Ackee, aka achee apple, has a slightly nutty and delicate taste with a very subtle sweetness. It's about the same size and shape as a pear with 3-4 sections of cream-colored pulp with a glossy black seed inside. The seeds are toxic, as is the flesh if eaten before the fruit is fully ripe.
6. African Breadfruit
Young breadfruit tastes almost like a vegetable, somewhat similar to an artichoke, while mature breadfruit tastes like a subtly sweet potato. The surface can be smooth, rough, and even sharp with green spikes. Immature fruit has dense and fibrous starchy white flesh while in mature fruit, the inside turns pale yellow with a creamy, sticky consistency.
7. African Cherry Orange
A citrus fruit that is similar to tangerines in both look and taste. The African cherry orange, or Citropsis articulate, grows on either a shrub or tree native to West Africa. 1 fruit contains 5% of your daily requirement of vitamins C and A.
8. African Star Apple
A tropical fruit native to Africa, specifically Uganda and Nigeria. African star apples are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, fiber, minerals, and water. The fruit tastes both sweet and sour and can be enjoyed either cooked or fresh.
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Akebia quinata or more commonly, the chocolate vine, is a climbing evergreen shrub that originated in West Asia but is currently considered an invasive species in the Western United States. The fruit is an oblong shape about 5 inches long semi-firm skin.
Rather than removing the seeds, most people just eat them along with the flesh. The flesh of the fruit is both gelatinous and crunchy with a somewhat bitter yet slightly sweet taste.
10. Alligator apple
An alligator apple, or pond apple, is a tropical fruit that grows on a 40-foot evergreen tree. The name was coined because American Alligators commonly eat the fruit. It tastes similar to passion fruit but more insipid.
11. Alligator pear
Alligator pear is simply an alternative name for avocado! It has also been called vegetable pear, custard apple, butter pear, and alligator pear.
12. Alpine strawberry
A perennial herbaceous plant also called 'wild strawberries' that can be found naturally in most of the Northern Hemisphere. The fruit is significantly smaller than modern strawberries but with a more compact flavor that resembles SweetTarts candy.
The fruit of the Dimocarpus malesianus tree which is native to Indochina and Malaysia. The outside of the fruit is warty and globular while the inside is filled with juicy white flesh encompassing a large black seed.
A type of orange that is thought to be a hybrid of Pomelo and Sour oranges. It is roughly the same size and shape as a grapefruit and is usually enjoyed fresh but can also be added to cocktails!
Amara is a fruit that grows in the West Indies and other tropical places in the Americas and some parts of Asia. People often enjoy the juice of this fruit in drinks or sorbets as well as the seeds because they have a high oil content.
16. Amazon Tree Grape
A tasty fruit native to South America that can be eaten fresh or turned into jams and jellies. Because this tree is prone to disease, it is not typically produced commercially so it is often a rare find.
Also called Jew plums or golden apples, ambarella is a tropical fruit with a sweet and spicy flavor. The fruits grow in clusters and look similar to green grapes.
18. Anchovy Pear
A fruit that is native to Jamaica, Central America, and Colombia. The fruit is commonly enjoyed pickled with a flavor that is described as being similar to mango.
19. Andean Blackberry
A very tart kind of blackberry that grows at high altitudes in the Andes Mountains. These berries are high in nutrients and are said to aid the immunological system.
The heart-shaped fruit of the achiote tree. The vibrant reddish-orange skin is covered in thick spiky hairs and the inside of the fruit has vibrant red seeds. Typically, the seeds are ground down to be used in seasonings or food coloring.
Apples are edible pome fruits that grow on trees. There are at least 7,500 varieties of apple in the world with at least 2,500 different varieties in the United States alone. Apples are used in everything from savory dishes like sausage to sweet baked goods, and of course, apple juice!
Check out all of my delicious apple recipes for more ways to cook or bake with apples!
22. Apple Berry
The fruit of a shrub that is native to Australia. Contrary to the name, they do not look like apples and actually have more of an oblong shape. They are said to have a similar flavor to stewed apples and are often eaten raw.
23. Apple guava
Apple guava is another name for the common seedless variety of guava. It grows from an evergreen shrub that is native to the tropical and subtropical parts of Mexico, South America, and The Carribean.
The froot of a tree from the rose family. Apricots are closely related to plums, almonds, peaches, and cherries. They can be cooked, eaten fresh, canned, or dried and have a sweet, almost peach-like flavor with a very small amount of tartness.
A close cousin to guava, araca-boi is a bright yellow fruit with a sour citrus flavor that is native to Brazil. Though it can be eaten raw, due to its tartness it is often used to add flavor to sweets or beverages.
An oval-shaped fruit that is just larger than an olive. It is highly revered in the beauty industry for its oil which is commonly used in hair serums and shampoos. It smells sweet, but the taste is very bitter.
Also known as Sartre guava, arrayan is native to Mexico and other South tropical areas like Puerto Rico. The fruit and flavor is similar to guava, and can be eaten whole seeds and all.
Ashwagandha, or Indian ginseng, is the fruit of a small shrub that is Native to India, the Middle East, and some parts of Africa. Though the fruit and seeds can be eaten, it is more typically used in wholistic medicine and is said to have stress-relieving properties.
29. Asian Pear
A species of pear tree that originated in East Asia but is now cultivated internationally. The fruit is juicy and fragrant and can be used in anything from baked goods to savory dishes or enjoyed raw.
Atemoya is a hybrid of two fruits- the sugar apple and cherimoya. It has a distinct heart-like shape with green skin covered in bumps. The fruit can be enjoyed raw, but only after the seeds are removed as they are toxic.
31. Atherton Raspberry
Atherton raspberries, or wild raspberries, are native to Australia and Papa New Guinea. The berries are smaller than modern raspberries with a more intense raspberry flavor.
32. Australian Finger Lime
Australian finger limes are also referred to as 'citrus caviar' due to the tiny spherical vessels inside that are full of lime flavor. These gelatenous morsels burst when eaten, almost like boba. They can be added to recipes, eaten raw, or served alongside recipes like sushi that could use a punch of citrus.
The fruit itself is rather small and pickle shaped and fairly expensive. For 1 pound of finger limes, you can expect to pay between $50 to $100.
33. Australian Round Lime
Round limes with green to yellow skin that are native to Australia. The pale green flesh inside is commonly used to add flavor to recipes or the peel can be zested as a garnish. Essentially, Australian round limes can be used in any way you would use a traditional lime.
A round tropical fruit that is about 2-inches in diameter and native to the Carribean. The skin is a pale yellow color and the flesh inside has a sweet musky flavor. It can be enjoyed raw, though more commonly the tree is used for commercial timber.
Avocado is widely considered a super food for its high content of healthy fats as well as other vitamins and minerals. They originated in Mexico, however, avocados are now cultivated anywhere with suitable climate because they are internationally popular.
Avocados can add moisture to baked goods, make for ultra-creamy smoothies, and are frequently eaten raw as a topping for savory dishes or salads!
Azarole are berries that come from the rose family. They are the same size and shape as blueberries, but with a red outer skin. The flavor is said to be similar to apple and the fruit can be baked, turned into jams or jellies, or eaten raw.
Have you given any of these incredible fruits that start with 'A' a try? Let me know in the comment section below!
Fruits That Start With A: Crock Pot Applesauce (+More Tasty Fruits To Try In Recipes!)
- 6 lbs apples (roughly 12 apples cored - peeling optional - sliced or chunked)
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice (or zest and juice of 1 lemon)
- Wash, peel, and core your apples. Slice or chunk the apples up, either way will work as long as the pieces are relatively uniform in size. *Peeling is optional!
- Add the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, water, and lemon juice plus the optional lemon zest to your crock pot.
- Place the lid on your crock pot and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
- When the time is up use a wire whisk and stir to desired consistency. (Or for ultra smooth applesauce use an immersion blender.)
- Serve warm if desired or allow to cool and refrigerate for up to 10 days. Or freeze for later!
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