When it comes to fruit names that begins with N, we probably would have think of nutmeg and nectarine. We wonder how many fruit names beginning with the N alphabet. So we decide to search for all of them to find out. In this post, we have compiled a list of fruits that start with N letter.
There are really not many fruit names beginning with N. But if consider the alternative names and scientific names, we did find a total of 19 such names. These are the fruits that begin with N.
Nephelium lappaceum is commonly known as Rambutan. It is also called Hairy Lychee. Nephelium lappaceum belongs to Sapindaceae family. Rambutan is a popular fruit in the tropical regions in Southeast Asia, mainly Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. This fruit thrives in primary rainforest. Nephelium lappaceum is a simple fruit. The fruit is red and covered with hairs. The flesh is translucent white in color and tastes sweet and juicy. The fruit is rich in Vitamin C of about 51mg per 100 grams of pulp. It is consumed raw or in canned syrup. It is also used stew recipes.
Nutmeg has a scientific name of Myristica fragrans.It is also known as Pala, Buah Pala and Pokok Pala. Nutmeg belongs to Myristicaceae family. This fruit grows in tropical regions. It grows in primary rainforest. It is native to Moluccas. The nutmeg fruit is a simple fruit. It is fleshy and cream in color. The nutmeg seeds is used to make nutmeg butter and essential oil. The fruit husk is processed to make jelly and preserved fruits. The seed covering known as mace is used as spice. The main producing country for nutmeg and mace is Indonesia.
Neem has a scientific name of Azadirachta indica. This fruit is also known as Margosa, Indian Lilac, and Nimtree. Neem belongs to Meliaceae family. It is native to India but widely cultivated and naturalized in tropical Asia and Africa. Neem is green in color. The Neem fruit and its seeds are used to make neem oil.
Noni has a scientific name of Morinda citrifolia. This fruit is also called Brimstone Tree, Awl Tree, Mengkudu, Cheese Fruit, Great Morinda, Indian Mulberry, Menkudu, Inda and Mengkudu Besar. Noni belongs to Rubiaceae family. It grows in monsoonal, sub-tropical and tropical places. This fruit thrives in coastal forest, monsoon forest and secondary rainforest. It can be found in Pacific, Southeast Asia, Indochina, India, Australia. Noni is a aggregate fruit. It is fleshy and white in color.
The Nance fruit has a scientific name of Byrsonima crassifolia. Its other names include Wild Cherry, hogberry, Golden Spoon, changunga, murici, muruci, nanche, nancite, nance, craboo, chacunga, kraabu, savanna serrette and savanna serret. Nance belongs to Malpighiaceae family. It grows in monsoonal, sub-tropical and tropical regions. It can be found in Caribbean Islands, Brazil, Peru, Southern Mexico. Nance is yellow in color.
Nepali hog plum has a scientific name of Choerospondias axillaris. It is also called lapsi and is found in Nepal. It belongs to the Anacardiaceae family. Nepali hog plum is 3 cm long and has greenish yellow skin. The flesh is soft and white and taste sour. The fruit is used to make pickles, candy and fruit tarts.
Nephelium xerospermoides is commonly known as hairless rambutan. This is a close relative of the rambutan species. The fruit is a drupe and tastes like rambutan. However, it doesn’t have the hairs of rambutan. It can be eaten raw.
Nephelium hypoleucum is commonly known as Korlan. This belongs to the Sapindaceae family. It is a close relative of the rambutan, longan and lychee. The fruit looks like hairless rambutan.
Native currant has a scientific name of Acrotriche depressa. It is also called the wiry ground-berry. The fruit is a berry and is purple in color. The flesh is succulent. The fruit is eaten raw. It is also used to make jellies and jams.
Native cherry has a scientific name of Exocarpos cupressiformis. 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.
Niedzwetzky’s apple has a scientific name of Malus niedzwetzkyana. Its other names include red apple and kisil alma. This is found in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and some parts of China. It looks and taste like the common apple that we know as it is a variety of it.
North American cantaloupe has a scientific name of Cucumis melo var. reticulatus. It is also called rockmelon, sweet melon and spanspek. The fruit is one of the variety of Cucumis melon which is a muskmelon species and belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. The North American cantaloupe has a net-like peel and is round. The flesh is firm and orange in color and taste sweet. The other variety of the Cucumis melon is the European cantaloupe with grayish green skin that have light ribs on it. But the flesh also tastes sweet. The melon fruits usually weigh 0.5 to 5kg. It is eaten raw or used in salads and desserts. The seeds can also be eaten and is dried to make snacks.
The native ginger has a scientific name of Alpinia caerulea. It is also called redback ginger. The fruit is a capsule and blue in color. It has a brittle skin and contains white pulp and black seeds. The pulp tastes sour and is used as a flavoring spice just like ginger. They are also used to make herbal teas.
Nephelium mutabile is commonly known as Pulasan. It is also known as Bulala, Pening-pening ramboutan, Rambutan-kafri, Rambutan paroh and Kapoelasan. Nephelium mutabile belongs to Sapindaceae soapberry family and is a close relative of the rambutan. This fruit grows in tropical regions, mainly Southeast Asia. It thrives in primary rainforest. It is native to West Malaysia. Nephelium mutabile is fleshy and red in color. It taste sweeter than lychee and rambutan. It is eaten fresh or used to make jams.
Nannyberry has a scientific name of Viburnum lentago. It is also called sweet viburnum and sheepberry. This is found in North America.
Natal orange has a scientific name of Strychnos spinosa. The fruit is found in tropical and subtropical regions in Africa. The fruit taste sweet and sour. It is yellow in color and has many seeds which are brown and hard. There are reports that the seeds are toxic.
Naranjilla has a scientific name of Solanum quitoense. It is also called little orange and lulo. This is a nightshade species. It grows in tropical regions in north west regions of South America. The fruit tastes just like a citrus fruit. It is used to make juices.
Nectarine has a scientific name of Prunus persica var. nucipersica. It is also known as shaved peach and fuzzless peach. It comes from the peach tree which also produce the peach fruit. This fruit originates from North west regions of China. The nectarine fruits have smooth skins. Just like the peach fruit, nectarines are found in yellow or white color. However, nectarines are smaller than peach and they taste sweeter.
That’s all to this post. It has been really fun finding for this list of fruit names that start with letter N. Hopefully, this list is useful to you too. Feel free to share this list if you find it useful.
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