The letter ‘g’ isn’t where most of us begin when we start to list off our favorite fruits, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of options to consider.
In this article, we’ll share with you 15 different fruits that start with the letter ‘g’, many of them you’ve probably never heard of before.
15 Fruits That Start With The Letter G
1. Gac Fruit
Gac fruits are also sometimes referred to as baby jackfruit because of the similar shape and spiny outer rinds. Gac fruits are about the size of small melons. They’re green when young, transitioning through yellow and orange and turning a deep orange-red color when fully ripe.
The edible part of the gac fruit is the red gelatinous pulp around the seeds. They can be eaten fresh and raw, though because of their extremely mild taste, they’re often added to other fruits in juices and smoothies.
Although this fruit is not packed with flavor, it is full of lycopene and beta-carotene, which is why this fruit has risen up the superfoods chart in recent years.
2. Galia Melon
Galia melons are a hybrid fruit, created specifically to maximize the signature melon flavor. Galia melons are round, firm and golden yellow with a tan-coloured netting. The pastel green flesh is smooth and juicy with a refreshing sweet taste and fragrance.
Galias, like most other melons, house a cluster of seeds that are easily scooped out with a spoon. These melons are best eaten uncooked and fresh. Sliced, cubed, or rolled into balls, galia melons make a great snack on their own or added to breakfasts or even paired with savory dishes for main courses.
3. Gamboge Fruit
Gamboge fruits are also known as false mangosteen. They are a bright yellow, mostly round little fruit. The skin of gamboge fruit is delicate, thin and easily peeled.
The skin and the slippery yellow flesh that is near the skin of this fruit is also intensely sour; however, it lessens as you get closer to the creamy golden center pulp, which has a bit of sweetness.
Gamboge fruits can be eaten fresh and raw on their own, but are usually added to blended drinks and desserts for added tang. Gamboge is also used to pair and garnish savory meats like pork and fish dishes.
4. Genip Fruit
Genips are little round fruits that are called by several other names, the most common being Spanish limes. They have a tough, but relatively thin green skin that protects the sweet golden, shiny, gelatinous edible pulp.
Genips can be eaten fresh and raw by peeling off the green peel and putting the whole fruit in your mouth. The best way to enjoy these fruits is to carefully suck the flesh off the large seed.
The seeds are also edible and can be roasted to snack on. Genip fruits are also frequently used in desserts and soaked in rum and sugar to make refreshing alcoholic drinks.
5. Golden Apples
About the size of an egg, golden apples are a small round fruit that is green, firm and quite sour before ripening. When fully ripe, golden apples are a brilliant yellow color that sometimes has yellow, freckle-like blemishes. If golden apples are harvested when they’re ripe, they have a sweet tropical flavor and scent.
Ripe golden apples are a great, fresh and raw snack. Alternately they can be used in juices and preserves. Immature golden apples are sometimes used as a souring additive in meals or pickled for a sour-savory snack.
6. Governor’s Plum
This petite round fruit only grows to be about an inch in diameter. Like most fruit, Governor’s plums start off green. When they are ripe, they mature into a deep red-purple color.
The flesh of Governor’s plums is a greenish pink, similar to purple grapes. The texture and flavor of Governor’s plums are exactly what you would expect of a conventional plum; however, they do have a hint of bitterness.
Governor’s plums are commonly eaten fresh off the tree or bush. These little fruits are loaded with pectin and extremely easy to convert into jam or jelly.
7. Granadilla Fruit
Granadilla fruits are small to medium-sized, yellow-orange fruits. The outer rind, or shell, is hard and brittle and can be cracked open by hand or with a knife. On the other side of the shell is a thick, spongy white pith that gets discarded with the rind.
The edible part of granadilla fruits is the jelly-like pulp that surrounds little black nutty seeds. The flavor is sweet, fresh, and tropical with a hint of floral accents.
Granadilla is a great snack when eaten fresh and raw. Some choose to discard the seeds while others prefer the combination of pulp and seeds: juicy and crunchy, sweet and a little nutty.
A grapefruit looks like a giant orange on the outside with a thick orange peel and a spongy white pith. They’re actually an accidental hybrid between a sweet orange and a pomelo and come in several different varieties.
The segmented juicy pulp of grapefruits can range from pastel yellow to vibrant orange blood red. The lighter the flesh the more sour and bitter the fruit. Likewise, the redder the flesh, the sweeter the fruit.
Grapefruit is most eaten fresh by discarding the rind and pith and snacking on the succulent pulp. Some prefer to sprinkle a bit of salt or sugar on their grapefruit to lessen the bitterness. Grapefruits are also made into tart juices and candies, or even flavored alcoholic drinks.
Grapes are a staple on kitchen tables all over the world. Grapes are technically berries though many people consider grapes to be in a category of their own.
Growing in clusters on vines, grapes came in a plethora of sizes and colors and ranges of grapey flavors. These fruits range from very bitter, to quite sweet. Tiny green grapes tend to be more sour and have more seeds than the larger deep purple ones.
Grapes are a popular fresh, pop in your mouth snack, as well as the main ingredient in wine. Grapes are also used for healthy juices and many types of breakfast jams.
Grapples are interesting in the fact that they are not a hybrid of grapes and apples as the name seemingly implies.
Grapples are actually made in factories by soaking Gala or Fiji apples in a grape flavored liquid. The grape flavor is introduced externally, not by injecting the apples.
By doing this, the common apples are given an added grape taste. The process does not change the integrity of the texture or health benefits of the apples, either positively or negatively.
11. Greengage Fruits
Greengage fruits break the “green is sour” precedent for fruit. Instead, they’re among the sweetest of all fruits, almost like candy. These fruits are in the plum family, but they are smaller than the purple variety.
Greengage fruits are oval or round in shape and a light and bright shade of green that might appear a little dusty when freshly harvested. Greengage fruits have juicy sweet flesh and one pit, or seed right in the middle. They’re best enjoyed fresh out of hand, but they also make excellent jams and desserts.
12. Grumichama Fruits
Grumichama fruits are small round berries that are considered endangered in some places.
Grumichama start green and ripen into orange, red and then a deep purple when fully mature. The berries have a white or green sweet pulp that tastes like a mix between plums and sweet cherries.
The seeds inside are quite large in comparison to the size of the petite fruit. Grumichama berries are great for eating fresh off the tree or bush and are sometimes also made into desserts and preserves.
Guanabana fruits are known by other names in different parts of the world, soursop and custard apple being the most popular. They are a round, green, spiny fruit with an intoxicating, sweet tropical aroma.
Guanabana have a bitter-sweet topical flavor and a texture like bananas or thick custard. These fruits are generally broken or cut in half and eaten fresh with a spoon. The seeds can also be eaten but are usually discarded by spitting them out.
Guanabana fruits are also used to add flavor to smoothies and juices, candies and desserts.
Guarana fruits are little berry-like morsels that are red to almost black in color. They have little to no flesh or pulp and are instead used for their comparatively large seeds.
Guarana seeds are dried and then ground into a powder and used in different kinds of energy-boosting drinks. Guarana fruit seeds are packed with vitamins and an extreme amount of caffeine – more caffeine than even coffee beans. Guarana seeds are made into juices, fizzy soda drinks and energy drinks.
Guavaberries are small, round fruits, approximately the size of a blueberry. They’re harvested when fully ripe and can be either orange or purple-black. Guavaberries have a see-through juicy pulp that surrounds a single seed.
These berries have a bitter-sweet tangy flavor and are best enjoyed freshly harvested and raw. Guavaberries are also made into popular liquors and other alcoholic beverages like guavaberry rum.
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