Strawberry and starfruit. These are two common fruits that will come to mind when it comes to fruit names beginning with S letter. We wonder how many fruits have their name that begin with the S alphabet. And we started looking for such fruit names. In this post, we have compiled a list of fruits that start with S.
It turned out that there are many fruits that have names starting with S. In total, we found 99 fruits that begins with letter S. Here are the fruits that begin with S.
Sageretia has a scientific name of Sageretia theezans. This fruit belongs to the drupe family and can be found in South and East Asia as well as Northeast Africa. The fruit is small and edible.
Salak has a scientific name of Salacca zalacca. This belongs to the Arecaceae palm family. It is grown as a food crop in Indonesia.
Sambucus canadensis is commonly known as American black elderberry. Other names include Canada elderberry and common elderberry. This elderberry species belongs to the Adoxaceae family and is found in North America in the area between the Rocky Mountains and Bolivia. Only the berries (without the seeds) are edible after cooking and is used to make syrups, jams and jellies.
Sambucus nigra is commonly known as Elderberry. 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.
Sandoricum koetjape is commonly known as Santol. It is also called sentul and cotton fruit. It is found in the tropical regions in Southeast Asia. Besides eating the fruit raw, its other uses include making candies and marmalade.
Santalum acuminatum is commonly known as Desert quandong. It is also known as the quandong and native peach. This species belong to the sandalwood family and can be found in Australia. Uses of this fruits include exotic flavouring, bush food, making pie fillings and fruit juices.
Sapindus is commonly known as Soapberry. It is also called the soapnuts. This fruit is inedible. Sapindus belongs to the Sapindaceae family. Although not edible, the fruit pulp has a use in making soaps.
Saskatoon has a scientific name of Amelanchier alnifolia. Its other names include Pacific serviceberry, alder-leaf shadbush, western serviceberry, dwarf shadbush, western juneberry, pigeon berry and chuckley pear. This can be found in North America in Alaska, west Canda and western and north-central regions in the US. The fruits taste sweet and nutty. It can be consumed raw. Its use include making pemmican, pie, jam, wines, beers, cider, cereals, and snack foods
Sclerocarya birrea is commonly known as Marula. Its other names include cat thorn, jelly plum, morula, marula, cider tree, maroola nut/plum, and maroela. The fruit is used to for making marula beer, oils and purees.
Sea coconut has a scientific name of Lodoicea maldivica. Its other names include sea coconut, double coconut, love nut, Seychelles nut and coco fesse. This belongs to the palm family and can be found in Seychelles. The fruit takes 6 to 7 years to reach maturity. It is being used in medicine and as a soup flavor enhancer in South Chinese cuisines.
Shangjuan has a scientific name of Citrus cavaleriei × citrus.It is also known as Ichang lemon and Ichang pomelo. This fruit is found in East Asia and is cold-hardy and citrus. It resembles a grape fruit and is pale yellow or green in color. These fruits are edible and have a nice strong smell.
Shipova has a scientific name of × Sorbopyrus irregularis. The fruit is a type of pome, measuring 2.5 to 3 cm long. The fruit is edible and tastes sweet. The flesh is yellow in color.
Sicana odorifera is commonly known as Cassabanana. Its other names include cassabanana, casbanan, sikana, musk cucumber and puttigel. This fruit originates from tropical regions in South America. The fruit is large in size, measuring up to 60 cm in length. It tastes sweet and is aromatic. Beside eating it raw, it is used in cuisines and making preserves.
Siraitia grosvenorii is commonly known as Luóhàn guǒ. It is also called monkfruit. This fruit belongs to the Cucurbitaceae gourd family and is found in northern Thailand and southern china. The fruit is mainly used as an extract sweetener in drinks and Chinese medicines. The extract is low calorie and is much sweeter than sucrose.
Solanum americanum is commonly known as Glossy nightshade. Other names include American black nightshade and small-flowered nightshade. This fruit is inedible. Solanum americanum belongs to the Solanaceae family and is found in tropics and subtropical regions Australia, Americas, Melanesia and New Guinea.
Solanum dulcamara is commonly known as Poisonberry. Other names include bittersweet, bitter nightshade, bittersweet nightshade, Amara Dulcis, blue bindweed, climbing nightshade, felonwood, fellenwort, poisonflower, snakeberry, scarlet berry, trailing bittersweet, violet bloom, trailing nightshade and woody nightshade. This fruit is inedible. Solanum dulcamara belongs to the Solanaceae family.
Solanum mammosum is commonly known as Fox head. Its other names include cow’s udder, nipplefruit, and apple of Sodom. This fruit is poisonous . Solanum mammosum belongs to the Solanaceae family and is found in South America.
Solanum muricatum is commonly known as Pepino. It is also known as sweet cucumber, pepino melon, melon pear, tree melon and pepino dulce. This fruit originates from South America and is grown to be consumed as a fruit. It looks like a melon and has a taste somewhat like a honeydew and cucumber. This fruit is common in Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Kenya and Columbia.
Solanum pseudocapsicum is commonly known as Winter cherry. Its other names include Jerusalem cherry and Madeira winter cherry. This fruit is inedible and is mildly poisonous. Winter cherry belong to the Solanaceae family. This is a nightshade plant that is grown as decorative house plants.
Solanum viarum is commonly known as Tropical soda apple. This fruit is inedible. Tropical soda apple belongs to the Solanaceae family and can be found in Brazil and Argentina. The fruits looks like a water melon but is much smaller at about the size of a pingpong ball.
Spondias mombin is commonly known as Yellow mombin. It is also known as hog plum. The Yellow mombin plant belongs to the Anacardiaceae family and originated from tropical Americas.
Sprite melon has a scientific name of Cucumis melo ‘Sprite Melon’. The sprite melon comes from Japan. It is a type of melon just like honeydew. This fruit is being grown as a specialty crop in North Carolina since late 90s and has since been getting popular. The fruit is round and taste sweet and juicy. Beside eating it raw, it is also used in making desserts.
Strawberry has a scientific name of Fragaria × ananassa. It is also known as garden strawberry. The fruit is bright red in color and tastes sweet and juicy with a distinctive aroma. Besides consuming raw, it is used to make jams, pies, juices, milkshakes, icecreams and chocolates.
Sudachi has a scientific name of Citrus sudachi. This fruit comes from Japan and is a specialty in Tokushima. The green fruit is small and round. It tastes sour and can replace lime as food flavoring.
Symphoricarpos is commonly known as Snowberry. Other names include waxberry, and ghostberry. This fruit is inedible. Symphoricarpos belongs to the Caprifoliaceae family and is found in North and Central America.
Synsepalum dulcificum is commonly known as Miracle fruit. Its other names include miracle berry, miraculous berry, sweet berry, agbayun, asaa, taami, and ledid. This belongs to the Sapotaceae family and originates from West Africa. The fruits taste mildly sweet. It is best known to make sour foods taste sweet when you consume this fruit first before eating sour foods. This reaction is due to the glycoprotein found in this flesh of the fruit that will bind to your taste buds and turn on the sweet receptors. Due to this property, it is used as a sweetener in food and beverages.
Syzygium aqueum is commonly known as Watery rose apple. Its other names include water apple and bell fruit. This is a brush cherry tree species.
Solanum betaceum is commonly known as Tamarillo. This belongs to the Solanaceae nightshade family. The fruit has the shape of an egg and can be orange or red. Red ones taste sour while orange ones taste sweet. The flesh is similar to that of a tomato but it has more seeds. Their uses include making compotes, hollandaise, chutneys, curries and desserts. Its other names include berenjena and tamamoro, terong Belanda, Dutch eggplant, tree tomato, tomate andino,tomate de árbol, tomate serrano, tomate de yuca, blood fruit, sachatomate and tomate de españa.
That’s all to this post. It has been really fun finding for these names. Hopefully, this list is useful to you too. Feel free to share this list if you find it useful.