Of all of the fruits that start with K the Kiwi will probably be most people’s first answer.
However, there are quite a few fruits that begin with K and the majority of them come from Asia with a lesser amount from South America.
Fruits That Start With K
Kabosu is a Japanese citrus that has the appearance of lime when harvested. It has the sharp taste of a lemon and is also yellow in color once it ripens. Kabosu is sometimes used as a substitute for vinegar in various traditional Japanese dishes.
2. Kaffir Lime Fruit
The Kaffir Lime is native to Southeast Asia and Chins. Both the fruit and the leaves of the plant are used in cooking. When crushed the leaves and rind add a strong citrus flavor and fragrance to many dishes.
3. Kahikatea Fruit
The Kahikatea fruit grows on a very large tree in New Zealand. The actual berries are called “koroi” and were traditionally harvested by climbing up the tree sometimes to as much as 50 meters off of the ground.
4. Kakadu Plum Fruit
The Kakadu or billy goat plum is a native of Australia where it was used as a food source and as a medicine by the native aboriginal tribes. They contain the highest levels of Vitamin C of any fruit in the world and have been classified as a superfood by modern medicine.
5. Kapok Fruit
The Kapok tree is a very tall tree found in most tropical climates. Its fruit can be eaten just like okra and the seeds can be roasted and then ground down into a powder, they can also be used to make cooking oil.
6. Karonda Fruit
The Karonda will grow in high temperature environments. It is quite sour when first picked but then starts to sweeten as it ripens. Often Karonda is used as a substitute for cranberry and is commonly used to make chutneys and pickles.
7. Kei Apple Fruit
The Kei apple has been dubbed the African Apricot as it closely resembles both the flavor and the texture of Apricots. They can be used to make jams and various cakes and mixed into smoothies.
8. Kepele Fruit
Grown predominantly in Java and Indonesia the Kepele fruit has a somewhat spicy flavor similar to a mango and it was traditionally used as an oral deodorant.
9. Kiwi Fruit
The most obvious choice for a fruit that starts with K is easily the Kiwi which can be found in just about any local store around the world. They have bright green flesh with small black seeds. The fruit can be eaten on it’s own or added to fruit salads or to the top of the pavlova.
10. Korlan Fruit
Korlan fruit can be found growing wild all across South East Asia and are pretty similar to other fruits from the region such as lychee and longan. They have a light pink color and have a nice light taste to them.
11. Kumquat Fruit
The Kumquat is a small fruit no bigger than a grape and originates in China but has been grown in other warm climates. Unlike some citrus fruits, Kumquat’s peel is edible and tastes quite good.
12. Kundang Fruit
The Kundang is often referred to as the plum mango or mango plum in English. Every part of the fruit including the skin is edible and the flavor is somewhat like a mango.
13. Kwai Muk Fruit
The Kwai Muk is a native Chinese tree that bears a small round fruit that’s flavor is hard to describe, a little like a really unflavorful strawberry or jakfruit.