When it comes to fruit names that begins with E, we could only think of eggplant and elderberry. But is there other fruits with names beginning with the E alphabet? We were curious and start looking for such fruit names. In this post, we have compiled a list of fruits that start with E letter.
There are really not a lot of fruit names beginning with E. But if we include scientific and alternative fruit names that begins with letter E, there is a total of 35 of them. In this list, almost half are scientific names for the fruits. And here are the fruits that begin with E.
Eriobotrya japonica is commonly known as Loquat. It is also called nispero, japanese medlar, japanese loquat and loquat. Japanese plum belongs to Rosaceae family. This fruit grows in temperate, monsoonal, sub-tropical parts of the world. It can be found in Japan, China. Japanese plum is yellow in color. It contains 1 to 5 seeds. The seeds are brown in color and are smooth. The fruit can be eaten raw. It is also sold as cans.
Eugenia uniflora is commonly known as Pitanga. Its other names include Brazilian Cherry, Red Brazil Cherry, Chermai Belanda, Cayenne Cherry and Surinam Cherry. Pitanga belongs to Myrtaceae family. It is native to South America. Pitanga is red in color. They look like pumpkins but is smaller. It tastes sweet and contains 1 to 3 seeds. Only the fruit pulp is edible.
Engkala has a scientific name of Litsea garciae. Its other names include Malai, Wuru Lilin, Bagnolo, Litsea garciae Vidal. Litsea garciae belongs to Lauraceae family. It grows in tropical regions. It is native to the Philippines. Litsea garciae is pink in color. The fruit pulp tastes like a avocado. Beside eating it raw, it is also steamed with rice.
Emu apple has a scientific name of Owenia acidula. This is found in Australia. The fruit is purplish-red in color and is 2 to 4 cm wide. It contains a large seed that is just like stone. The fruit tastes sour and the pulp is used a bushfood, although it has been mentioned that they cause hallucinations.
Euonymus atropurpureus is commonly known as Wahoo. Its other names include eastern wahoo, American wahoo and burningbush. This fruit is inedible. Wahoo is a type of deciduous shrub and belongs to the Celastraceae or bittersweet family. This shrub originates from Eastern USA. It can grow up to 8 meters in height.
Elderberry has a scientific name of Sambucus nigra. This is another elderberry species found in North America and Europe. It is also known as elder, elderberry, European elder, black elder, European elderberry or European black elderberry. The uses of these berries include making jam, jellies, soups and wine.
Eastern teaberry has a scientific name of Gaultheria procumbens. It is also called checkerberry, boxberry and American wintergreen. This belongs to the Ericaceae family. It tastes a bit sweet like mint. It is used as flavouring for tea, candy, chewing gum, ice-cream and medicine.
Exocarpos cupressiformis is commonly known as Native cherry. It is also called the cypress cherry and cherry ballart. It belongs to the sandalwood family and is found in Australia. The fruit is inedible and is green in color with one seed.
European holly has a scientific name of Ilex aquifolium. Other names include English holly, common holly and Christmas holly. Ilex aquifolium belongs to the Aquifoliaceae family. This fruit is also inedible.
Emu berry has a scientific name of Grewia retusifolia. It is also called dysentery bush,turkey bush, dog’s balls and diddle diddle. It belongs to Malvaceae family.
Elaeagnus umbellata is commonly known as Japanese silverberry. It is also called autumn olive and autumn elaeagnus.
Eugenia luschnathiana is commonly known as Pitomba-da-bahia.
Elaeis guineensis is commonly known as African oil palm fruit. Other names include wild oil palm, obe palm, kelapa bali, kelapa sawit, macaw fat and oil palm. Elaeis guineensis belongs to Arecaceae family. It originated from Gambia and Angola but is found in Cambodia, Central America, Indonesia, Malaysi, Sri Lanka and Madagascar. Elaeis guineensis is red in color and has a oily and fleshy outer layer and contains 1 seed. The pulp and the seed undergo extraction to produce palm oil which is used in the food industry and soap production.
Eggplant has a scientific name of solanum melongena. It is also known as brinjal and aubergine. Eggplant belongs to Solanaceae family. This fruit grows in monsoonal, sub-tropical and tropical regions. It is native to Indo-Burmese region. Eggplant is a simple fruit and is a berry of 40 cm in length and 20 cm in width. It is fleshy purple in color and has a smooth, glossy texture. It contains numerous seeds. The seeds are brown in color. The fruit is usually cooked as a vegetable dish.
Etrog has a scientific name of Citrus medica var. ethrog.
Eugenia stipitata is commonly known as Araza. This fruit is also called araca boi, araza fruit, eugenia stipitata mcvaugh. Eugenia stipitata belongs to Myrtaceae family. It can be found in South America. Eugenia stipitata is fleshy and yellow in color. The fruit is round and have a easily peel-able skin. It taste acidic and is used for making cream, marmalade, ice cream and juices.
Egg fruit has a scientific name of Pouteria campechiana. It is also called cupcake fruit and canistel. It can be found in Belize, Guatemala, southern Mexico and El Salvador. The fruit is edible.
Euclea crispa is commonly known as Blue guarri. It belongs to the Ebenaceae family.
Empetrum nigrum is commonly known as Crowberry. It is also called black crowberry and blackberry. It belongs to the heather Ericaceae family and originated from the Falkland islands. It is used to make wine, juices, and jelly.
Eugenia involucrata is commonly known as Cherry of the Rio Grande. It is found in Brazil. The fruit taste sweet like a cherry and is used to make juices, jams and jellies.
Eupomatia laurina is commonly known as Bolwarra. It is also called native guava and copper laurel. It belongs to the Eupomatiaceae family and is found in New Guinea and Australia.
Elaeagnus multiflora is commonly known as Cherry elaeagnus. It is also called cherry silverberry, gumi, goumi, and natsugumi. It is found in Japan, Korea and China.
Eleiodoxa conferta is commonly known as Asam kelubi. Its other names include salak hutan, asam payah, kelubi palm, eleiodoxa conferta. Eleiodoxa conferta belongs to Arecaceae family. This fruit grows in tropical regions. It is native to Sumatra to Borneo, Singapore, Southern Thailand to Peninsular Malaysia. The fruit has a shape of a pear and is scaly. It is reddish brown in color. The fruit tastes sour and is used to make tamarind.
Eugenia reinwardtiana is commonly known as Cedar Bay cherry. Other names include nioi, beach cherry, Australian Beach, Nioi, Mountain Stopper and bay cherry. Eugenia reinwardtiana belongs to Myrtaceae family. This fruit grows in tropical parts of the world. It is native to Australia and Hawaii. Eugenia reinwardtiana is fleshy drupe and red in color. The seeds are black in color .
Eugenia brasiliensis is commonly known as Brazil cherry. It is also called grumichama. Eugenia brasiliensis belongs to Myrtaceae family. It grows in monsoonal, sub-tropical and tropical places. It is native to Brazil. Eugenia brasiliensis is purple in color and pretty small with a diameter of 2 cm. The seeds are brown in color . It tastes sweet like a cherry. It can be eaten fresh or used for making desserts.
Elaeis oleifera is commonly known as American oil palm fruit. It is found in Central and South Americas.
Elephant apple has a scientific name of Dillenia indica. Other names include tipor, peradun, simpor, simpoh, chimpoh, indian simpoh, chalta, simpuh, simpoh kuning and simpoh air. Elephant apple belongs to Dilleniaceae family. This fruit grows in monsoonal, sub-tropical and tropical parts of the world. It thrives in riverine, freshwater swamp forest and primary rainforest. It is native to Java and Borneo, Sumatra, Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia, Indochina, China and India. Elephant apple is a aggregate fruit. It is fleshy and green in color. It is used to make jams.
Eastern mayhaw has a scientific name of Crataegus aestivalis.
European cantaloupe has a scientific name of Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis.
Euterpe oleracea is commonly known as Açaí. Other names include multi-stemmed assai palm, euterpe palm, cabbage palm, assai palm and euterpe oleracea. Euterpe oleracea belongs to Arecaceae family. It can be found in Trinidad & French Guiana, Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil. Euterpe oleracea is black in color and is small with a diameter of 1.5cm. It only contain 1 seed. The fruit is used to make wine, juice, ice cream, sweets and mousses.
Emblic has a scientific name of Phyllanthus emblica. It is also known as emblic myrobalan, amla, myrobalan and indian gooseberry. Emblic belongs to Phyllanthaceae family. It grows in monsoonal, sub-tropical, tropical regions. This fruit thrives in secondary rainforest, primary rainforest. It can be found in China, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India. Emblic is a simple fruit. It is fleshy white in color and has a smooth texture. It tastes sour and is eaten fresh or used in desserts, chutney, tarts and preserves.
Eugenia calycina is commonly known as Savannah cherry.
Euonymus europaeus is commonly known as European spindle. It is also called common spindle, fusanum, fusoria, ananbeam and shemshad rasmi. This fruit is inedible. Euonymus europaeus belongs to the Celastraceae family and is found in forests, gentle slopes and hedges in Europe.
Ensete has a scientific name of Ensete ventricosum. This fruit is inedible. Its other names include false banana, abyssinian banana, ethiopian banana. Ensete belongs to Musaceae family. This fruit grows in tropical regions. It is native to Tropical Africa. Ensete is fleshy and orange in color. It contains numerous seeds. The seeds are black in color and are smooth, ridged.
That’s all to this post. It has been really fun finding for this list of fruit names that start with letter E. Hopefully, this list is useful to you too. Feel free to share this list if you find it useful.