12 Cute Fruits & Veggies We Had No Idea Existed

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We all lost our shit when the adorably tiny cucamelon exploded across the internet earlier this summer — it was just so damn cute. The little edible gem piqued our curiosity: What other charming produce is out there that we just don't know about?

After some extensive googling, I came across a plethora of unknown fruits and veggies from around the globe. Some are petite and lovable, while others are a bit odd...but who are we to judge?

Check em' out, ahead, and let us know your favorites in the comments.
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Lychee
Part of the "soapberry family" (is this real life?), these little fruits are native to China and taste like grapes.
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Oca
These miniature root vegetables from New Zealand resemble tiny aliens or, say, the limbs of a small Michelin Man.
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Feijoas
This Brazilian fruit resembles an egg-sized cucumber — and is surprisingly sweet and juicy.
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Pineberry
The pineberry is like a glamorous strawberry mixed with the pizzazzy pineapple. The fruit hybrid's origins stem all the way back to the 18th century.
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Kantola
This vegetable, which is found in India and South Asia, could be a lime's prickly cousin — but it's actually more similar to a gourd.
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Cherimoya
The cherimoya calls many continents home — and although it looks like an artichoke on the outside, the inside has been likened to a "custard apple."
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Cucamelon
Ah, the cute cucamelon — surprisingly, this fruit tastes more like a sour cucumber than a melon.
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Water Apple
This tropical fruit is not an apple at all, but a berry. It looks like a tiny pear-apple hybrid, and, surprise again, tastes like a snow pea.
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Fiddlehead
This vegetable's name alone wins the adorable contest, with its curlicue shape. I'll take a bowl of fiddleheads, please.
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Dragon Fruit (Pitaya)
A bold and beautiful fruit that resembles some sort of winning catch on Pokémon Go. It tastes kind of like a kiwi — its origins can be traced to Central and South America.
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Purple Mangosteen
From Southeast Asia and India, this fruit comes lovingly encased in a purple shell. It's tangy, sweet, juicy, and comes with its own little hat.
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Kumquat
This fruit is native to South Asia and resembles a tiny oblong orange — fun fact: you can eat these cuties, skin and all.
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