Welcome to our new list of fruits that start with j. We will cover all of them on this occasion with a brief explanation of the fruit itself. I hope you enjoy it.
The table of contents has the entire list with the fruits that start with j.
Jabara, also known as Japanese citrus, is a small citrus fruit native to Japan. It is round, about the size of a golf ball, and has thin, smooth, yellow-green skin. The flesh is translucent and juicy, with a sweet-tart flavor reminiscent of a combination of grapefruit and mandarin oranges. Jabara is commonly used in Japanese cuisine, prized for its unique taste and aroma. In addition, it is often used as a garnish for fish dishes, added to salads or cocktails, or eaten as a refreshing snack.
Jabuticaba is a small, dark purple fruit that is native to Brazil. It grows on a tree that can reach up to 15 meters tall and is known for its striking appearance – the fruit grows directly on the trunk and branches of the tree, giving it a unique appearance. The fruit’s flesh is white, juicy, and has a sweet flavor reminiscent of a grape. The skin is thin, tough, and often eaten along with the fruit’s flesh. Jaboticaba is commonly eaten fresh but is used to make jams, jellies, and wines.
Jackalberry, also known as African ebony, is a fruit native to Africa. It grows on a tree that can reach up to 25 meters tall. Jackals are fond of the fruit, hence the common names. This fruit is small and round, with a hard, woody, dark brown or black exterior. The fruit’s flesh is yellow or orange and has a sweet, tart flavor similar to a grape. Jackalberry is often eaten fresh but is used to make jams and jellies.
Jackfruit is a large, tropical fruit native to South and Southeast Asia. It is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world and can weigh up to 80 pounds. The fruit has a spiky green or yellow exterior and a sweet, fragrant flesh that is yellow or orange. The “meat” is fiber-rich and has a meaty, chewy texture, usually compared to pulled pork. Jackfruit is quite common in restaurants as a meat substitute in vegan and vegetarian dishes. In addition, you can roast, grill, or use it in curries and stews.
Jaltomata is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family, native to Central and South America. The plants have small, star-shaped flowers with green or purple petals and a yellow center. The fruit of the Jaltomata plant is a small, round berry that is white, orange, red, or yellow (depending on the species) when ripe. It is edible but not commonly consumed due to its sour taste. However, the plants are used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, including headaches and stomach problems.
Jamaican cherry, also known as the West Indian cherry or Capulin, is a small tree or shrub that is native to tropical regions of the Americas. The plant produces small, sweet, red, or yellow fruit about the size of a cherry. The fruit is rich in vitamin C and is often used to make jams, jellies, and other sweet treats. The tree is also grown for its ornamental value, with attractive green leaves and delicate white or pink flowers.
Jamaican tangelo, also known as the ugli fruit, is a citrus fruit hybrid of tangerine, grapefruit, and orange. It is typically more significant than a grapefruit and has rough, bumpy skin that is greenish-yellow. The fruit’s flesh is juicy and sweet, tangy, like a tangerine. The fruit is commonly eaten fresh or used to make juice and is known for its high vitamin C content.
Syzygium cumini, also known as the black plum, jamun, or jambolan, is a tropical fruit tree native to Southeast Asia. The tree produces small, round, purple, or black fruit with a sweet and tangy flavor. The fruit is rich in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins. It is a common ingredient for jams, jellies, and other sweet treats. The tree is also used for its medicinal properties, with the bark and leaves used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, including diabetes, diarrhea, and skin infections.
Another name for Jambolan (see above)
Berberis thunbergia, also known as Japanese barberry, red barberry, or Thunberg’s barberry, is a small red fruit native to eastern Asia but is now grown in other parts of the world, including the United States. The fruit is round and has smooth skin ranging from yellow to dark red. The fruit’s flesh is juicy and has a sweet-tart flavor similar to a combination of cranberry and pomegranate. People use it to make juice, tea, or jam. Additionally, it is believed to have antioxidant properties and other health benefits.
Pyrus pyrifolia, known by many names, including Asian pear, Japanese pear, Chinese pear, Korean pear, Taiwanese pear, apple pear, zodiac pear, three-halves pear, papple, naspati, nashi pear, and sand pear, is a fruit tree native to East Asia but now grown in many parts of the world, including the United States. The fruit is round and apple-shaped, with a thin brownish-yellow skin and juicy white flesh with a crisp texture and a sweet, slightly floral flavor.
The Japanese Persimmon, also known as Diospyros kaki, is a fruit that is native to China, being cultivated for over a millennium. The fruit is round and plump with a glossy, bright orange skin when ripe. It has a sweet, honey-like flavor with soft, juicy flesh that you can eat raw or cooked. The Japanese Persimmon is a rich source of vitamins A and C, dietary fiber, and antioxidants. The fruit has several uses in Japanese cuisine, often eaten fresh or dried and used in desserts, jams, and pickles. In Japan, different types of persimmons vary in size, shape, and flavor, with the most popular being the Fuyu and Hachiya varieties.
Prunus salicina (Prunus triflora or Prunus thibetica), commonly called the Japanese plum or Chinese plum, is a fruit native to China and Japan. The fruit is small, round and has a smooth skin that ranges from yellow to red. The flesh is juicy, sweet, and has a slightly tart taste. Japanese plums are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins C and K, and antioxidants. It is common to find this plum in Asian cuisine, where it is often eaten fresh or dried and used in jams, sauces, and desserts. In addition to its culinary uses, the Japanese Plum has been used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments such as stomachaches, sore throats, and coughs.
Chaenomeles japonica, called the Japanese quince or Maule’s quince, is a fruit native to Japan, Korea, and China. The fruit is small, round, and has a rough skin ranging from yellow to orange. The flesh is crisp, acidic, and has a slightly sweet taste. Japanese Quince is a rich source of vitamins C and K, dietary fiber, and antioxidants. The fruit is commonly used in Japanese cuisine, often eaten raw, cooked, or used in jams and jellies. In addition to its culinary uses, the Japanese Quince is also used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments such as gastrointestinal disorders, coughs, and sore throats.
The Japanese yew or spreading yew, scientifically known as Taxus cuspidata, is an evergreen tree or large shrub indigenous to Japan, Korea, northeast China, and the extreme southeast of Russia. It can reach a height of 10-18 meters, and its dark green leaves arrange on the stem as a spiral. Its seed cones contain a single seed surrounded by a modified scale that develops into a bright red berry-like structure called an aril. The entire yew bush, except for the aril, is poisonous due to taxine alkaloids, which can cause cardiotoxicity. One of the typical uses is as an ornamental plant in Eastern Asia and Eastern North America.
Jatoba, also known as Hymenaea courbaril, is a tropical hardwood tree native to Central and South America. The fruit of the Jatoba tree is a large woody pod that contains edible seeds. The seeds are commonly used in traditional medicine to treat various health conditions, including respiratory issues, diarrhea, and fever. The Jatoba tree is also highly valued for its timber, used for flooring, furniture, and other construction projects.
Java apple, also known as Syzygium samarangense, is a tropical fruit tree native to Southeast Asia. The fruit of Java apple tree is a large, bell-shaped fruit with a thin, waxy skin that ranges in color from yellow-green to red. The fruit’s flesh is crisp and juicy, with a slightly sweet and sour flavor. The Java apple is commonly eaten fresh but is also used to make jams, jellies, and drinks. The fruit is also highly valued for its medicinal properties, which is why people use it to treat a range of health conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure.
Jelly palm fruit, also known as Butia capitata, is a palm tree native to Brazil. The fruit of the jelly palm tree is a small, round fruit with reddish-brown skin. The fruit’s flesh is yellow-orange and has a sweet and tangy flavor. The jelly palm fruit is commonly eaten fresh but is also used to make jams, jellies, and other sweet treats. The fruit is also highly valued for its medicinal properties; therefore, native Indians used it to treat several health conditions, including respiratory and digestive problems.
Spondias purpura, or Jocote, is a small, tropical fruit native to Central America and Mexico. The fruit has a thin, edible skin ranging in color from yellow to orange-red and a fleshy, juicy pulp surrounding a single large seed. Jocote has a sweet flavor when ripe and is often used to make jams, jellies, and sauces. You can eat this fruit fresh, being a popular snack in Latin America.
Jonagold is a type of apple first developed in the United States in the 1940s. It is a hybrid of two other apple varieties, the Jonathan and the Golden Delicious. The Jonagold apple is large, with a yellow-green skin that is sometimes blushed with red. The flesh inside is firm, juicy, and slightly tart, with a sweet aftertaste. Jonagold apples are versatile and can be eaten raw or used in cooking and baking. They are also a good source of fiber and vitamin C.
Jostaberries are a hybrid fruit created by crossing blackcurrants and gooseberries. The result is a berry that looks like a larger version of blackcurrant, with a dark red to purplish-black color when ripe. The flavor of jostaberries combines the gooseberry sweetness and a blackcurrant’s tartness. They are typically eaten fresh but can also be used in jams, jellies, and baked goods. Jostaberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants, making them a healthy addition to any diet.
Jujube, also known as red date or Chinese date, is a small, sweet fruit that grows on a tree. The fruit is oval-shaped, reddish-brown in color, and has a complex, chewy texture. Jujubes are high in antioxidants and contain various vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, and iron. They are commonly eaten dried or made into a paste, but they are also used in traditional Chinese medicine for their health benefits, including improving digestion and boosting the immune system.
The tropical tree, Spondias dulcis, mainly called ambarella or June plum, yields oval fruits with a fibrous pit. These fruits are consumed raw, with a slightly sour and crunchy taste, and are abundant in vitamins B, C, and A. This fruit is known as golden apple in the English-speaking Caribbean, pommecythere or cythere in other parts of the Caribbean, and vī in Polynesia.
Belonging to the rose family (Rosaceae), Amelanchier is a genus of approximately 20 deciduous shrubs and small trees. It is also referred to as shadbush, shadwood, shadblow, serviceberry, sarvisberry, juneberry, saskatoon, sugarplum, wild-plum, or chuckley pear, is a small, dark purple fruit that grows on a deciduous tree in North America. The fruit has a sweet, nutty flavor similar to a cross between a blueberry and an almond. The juneberry is commonly used in pies, jams, and jellies, but it used to be a popular ingredient in many Native American dishes. The fruit contains high amounts of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins A and C.
Junglesop, or Anonidium mannii, is a quick-growing tropical tree found in Africa, producing large edible fruits weighing up to 15kg. These fruits have a rich and variable flavor, sometimes described as an acquired taste, and are highly demanded in Africa. The tree starts bearing fruits after about a decade and produces them seasonally. The soft yellow-orange pulp inside the brown, leathery skin has a unique taste, varying from sweet to sour, based on the tree’s genetic properties and ripeness. Although some fruits may not taste good, they are rich in Vitamin A and a favorite of locals and primates.
Juniperus communis, commonly named Juniper Berry, is a small, blue-purple fruit that grows on a coniferous tree in Europe, Asia, and North America. The fruit has a strong, pine-like taste commonly used to flavor gin and other alcoholic beverages. The Juniper Berry Fruit is also widely used in traditional medicine for its diuretic and antiseptic properties, making it unique for treating various ailments, including urinary tract infections, arthritis, and respiratory infections.