14 weird looking but nutritious foods

These food may not look pretty, but are rich in nutrients. Check out following 14 kinds of weird looking food, which are good for the body.


1. Buddha’s handCitrus medica var. sarcodactylis, or the fingered citron

This fruit is segmented into finger-like sections which has resemblance with a human hand. 

It is rich in Vitamin c and fiber. 

The fruit’s fingers contain only the white part of the fruit and sometimes a small amount of acidic pulp, but many of them are completely juiceless and some are seedless.
It has exquisite aroma and eaten as desserts or savory dishes.
The sliced, dried peel of immature fruit is used as tonic in traditional medicine. 

2. Turmeric



Turmeric has rough surface, but inside is such a bright orange deep color. 
Curcumin found in turmeric is excellent  antioxidant. 
Turmeric has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties and 
is useful in kidney,cardiovascular diseasesarthritis,
irritable bowel disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes 
and  several types of cancer.

3. Pitaya or dragon fruit

This fruit  has high antioxidants level and rich in 
vitamin C, calcium, magnesium as well as 
Omega-3 fatty acids.


The fruit is mildly sweet and low in calories. 

4. Carambola or star fruit

Sliced carambola has resemblance to a star.
Carambola or star fruit


Carambola is rich in antioxidants, potassium and 
vitamin C. 
It exhibits antioxidant and antimicrobial activities.

5. Jackfruit

Rough exterior of jackfruit  is good source of the 
antioxidant vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, calcium, and iron. 
eating Jackfruit

Jackfruit seeds are also edible and rich in protein. 


100-g portion of edible raw jackfruit provides about 
95 calories which is bit high. 
So, share a portion of it while eating with others.

6. Rambutan

Rambutan and lychee belong to the same species. 
It contains iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese 
and zinc.

In compared to lychee, rambutan has a sweet creamy 

rich flowery taste and is very refreshing to eat. 
The lychee is crisper and not as sweet as rambutan.

7. Kefir

Kefir looks like yogurt and exhibits same benefits. 
It has calcium which is good for teeth, bones. 
Kefir benefits

It is probiotics  which help with the gastrointestinal 

It also contain tryptophan which will help to keep 
mood relaxed.

8. Mangosteen

mangosteen benefits

Mangosteen fruit contains fiber, iron, folic acid and 

other vitamins. 
It tastes a little bit like a peach.

9. Horned melon / kiwano

Horned melon kiwano benefits


This fruit has horn-like spines, hence the name horned melon. 
It tastes like a cucumber, kiwi, banana and zucchini 
It is high in vitamin C and A, as well as potassium and 

10.Japanese plum

Japanese plum benefits


This pickled plum is alkaline in nature, containing high iron and thiamine. 
It is very beneficial to the nervous system.

11. Pickles



There are different kinds of pickle and most of them are low in calorie. 
It helps to increase metabolism and contains probiotics 100 times greater than yogurt.  
12. Sugar-apple or custard apple
Sugar-apple or custard apple benefits
Sugar-apple is an excellent source of vitamin C and 
It is also a good source of thiamine and vitamin B6
and provides vitamin B2, B3 B5, B9, iron, magnesium, 
phosphorus and potassium in fair quantities.  

13. Beans Tempeh

Beans Tempeh
It looks a bit like tofu, tempeh with soy beans are 
fermented, pressed into a block after another. 
It has higher content of proteindietary fiber, and 
vitamins compared to tofu. 
The proteins contained in it can be easily absorbed by 
the body.
It is also rich in vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, iron, 
fiber and folic acid.

14. Kelp or brown algae

Kelp or brown algae benefits
The Japanese have long known the benefits of kelp. 
Kelp is very high in calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium, 
as well as vitamin A.