31 Fruits That Start With W

Did you know that there are 31 fruits whose names start with the letter W? No, me neither. But after doing some research, I found out some amazing facts about these fruits. Here is a list of the 31 fruits that start with W, along with some fun facts about each one.

While you can get some of them from your local store, many of them are from distant lands. Let’s take a look, shall we?

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31 Fruits That Start With W

1. Watermelon

Originating from South Africa, watermelon is a well-known domesticated fruit that has a sweet taste and is packed with carbs and fiber. It is a good source of Vitamin C along with Potassium, Copper, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin A.

2. Walnut

Walnut is a dry fruit with a single seed, a hard shell, and a protective husk. It is considered ‘the oldest tree fruit known to man’ dating back to 7000 B.C from ancient Persia. 

It contains about 65% healthy fat and is rich in Vitamin B6 & E, copper, phosphorus, folic acid, and manganese. 

3. Wood Apple

The Wood Apple is a common fruit in the dry plains of India and Ceylon and is also frequently grown in Southeast Asia, Northern Malaya, and Penang Island. It has high medicinal benefits, essential in Ayurvedic medicines, and is rich in a lot of nutrients, antioxidants, and other compounds. 

4. White Aspen Fruit

Aspen is a rainforest tree endemic to eastern Australia that produces edible bushfood fruits with a lemon/orange flavor and hints of honey. The entire tree has many medicinal benefits.

5. Wax Gourd

Wax Gourd fruit is native to South and Southeast Asia with a subtle, neutral taste. It is rich in fiber and contains 96% water. With its cucumber-like taste and high medicinal benefits, it frequents in Chinese dishes and Ayurvedic medicines. 

6. Worcester Permain Apple

Mr.Hale of Swanpool first developed the Permain Apple in Worcester, England. It’s a cross between Devonshire Quarrenden and another unknown parent. It has a strawberry-like flavor and is packed with carbohydrates and Vitamin C. 

7. Wolfberry Fruit

Also known as Goji, the Wolfberry fruit is grown in certain Chinese regions and was later introduced to the UK as well. The dry berries have a cranberry-raisin-cherry flavor while the raw ones have a bitter taste. They are known to be rich in antioxidants. 

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8. Wild Orange Fruit

Wild Orange is reminiscent of a typical orange but it’s not necessarily a part of the Rutaceae family. It’s found in Australia and also in Malaysia and Melanesia. Its properties are similar to that of an orange.

9. Wine Berry

It is an Asian species of raspberry, common in China, Japan, and Korea. It has a sweet taste, and as you can figure out from the name itself, it’s used to make wine. You can eat it raw or use it in fruit salads or desserts.

10. Wild Lime

Wild Lime is not similar to culinary limes and other citrus fruits. It’s a black seed that is generally eaten by seed-eating birds. However, you can use it in oil to give it a citrusy scent. They originated in the Indonesian archipelago or mainland of Asia.

11. Western Hackberry Fruit

The Hackberry tree (native to North America) grows small, berry-like fruits that are green when unripe and turn red then purple when ripe. These dangling berry-like fruits have a sweet taste and are a good source of dietary fiber, protein, and vitamins.

12. White Sapote

White Sapote

White Sapote is also known as Mexican Apple. It is native to Eastern Mexico and also Central America. The fruit is a drupe that has an inedible skin but an edible pulp. It has a delicate flavor, hence, it’s best when eaten fresh & raw.

13. Wax Jambu/Water Apple

This pear-shaped fruit is found in the Philippines, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It has juicy flesh and a subtle taste (paler the sweeter) and can be eaten as a refreshing snack. The pulp is a good source of phenols, flavonoids, and several antioxidant compounds.

15. Williams Pear

Williams Pear is the most common species of pears that grow in most countries outside Asia. It has a sweet flavor when fully ripe with a juicy, buttery texture. There’s a good amount of vitamin C, potassium, iron, and dietary fiber in it. You can it raw or cooked.

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16. White Mulberry

White Mulberry has been long used in herbal medicine due to its rich nutrient content that acts as a natural remedy for certain disorders. When ripe, it can be eaten raw or used in desserts, pie fillings, jam, tart fillings, and other sweet treats.

17. Wild Soursop

The mountain soursop or wild soursop is native to Central America, the Amazon, and the Caribbean Islands. It is known for its wide range of health benefits, especially its supposed anti-cancer properties. It has an exotic taste and you can whip up different recipes with it.

18. Wonder Berry 

Wonder Berry 

Luther Burbank, a renowned American plant breeder, was the first to grow the Wonder Berry by crossing Solanum guinense and Solanum villosum. Also known as Sunberry, wonderberries are known to be toxic when unripe. So it’s best to eat them when ripe or cooked. It has a mild, sweet flavor.

19. Wild Sugar Apple

The Wild Sugar Apple belongs to the custard-apple family and is a native to tropical South America. The fruit has a minty, custard-like taste. It is rich in vitamin C.

20. West African Cherry Orange

The African Cherry orange is reminiscent of tangerine. It’s generally found in Western Africa (hence the name) and also in Central Africa. Its sweet flavor makes it a refreshing snack but it is also used in herbal medicine.

21. Water Lemons

Water Lemon is similar to a passion fruit but without the tartness. It has a mild, perfumed taste, commonly found in the tropical regions of America. You can eat it fresh from the tree or use it as a beverage.

22. Wealthy Apple

Horticulturist Peter Gideon first grew the Wealthy Apple, the earliest American Apple cultivar to thrive in the Minnesota climate. It has a sprightly, vinous flavor; as delicious and juicy as the common apple. The calorie content is low but it has high amounts of fiber and carbohydrates.

23. West Indian Cherry

The West Indian Cherry is known for being the richest source of vitamin C. You may know it by the name Acerola cherry. It’s mainly prescribed for cooling and as a remedy against fatigue. It has a wide range of health benefits.

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25. White Currant

The translucent, pinkish-white berries are well-known in Europe, having a sweeter taste than red currants and being smaller in size. Currants are packed with fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. White currants are often eaten raw as opposed to red currants which are used in different recipes.

26. Wild Custard Apple

Although it’s also called wild soursop, it is a different species in the genus Annona: Annona senegalensis. The apple is native to America, having a sweet and pleasant flavor. It also grows in Egypt where it’s known as Kishta.

27. Wildbacher Grape

Wildbacher Grape dates back to the Celts, a very old variety that is a specialty today in the Styria region of Austria. Dark-skinned grapes have a neutral/grassy taste and are used in making fruity wine.

28. Winter Nelis Pear

winter nelis pear hanging on branch

Named after the Horticulturist Jean Charles Nelis, the Winter Nelis Pear is an aromatic, juicy, sweet-flavored fruit that was primarily grown in the town of Mechelen. You can eat it raw, or bake and poach it.

29. White Stopper Fruit

The White Stopper fruit is a dark purplish fruit that grows during autumn. It’s an edible, juicy berry that can be found in Florida’s central and southern peninsula.

30. Wild Banana

Unlike the common bananas, wild bananas are filled with big seeds. They also have a peculiar shape and don’t have that bright yellow skin. They have a distinct taste but the health benefits are quite similar.

31. White Grapefruit

The juicy flesh of White Grapefruit, its seedless body, and its numerous health benefits make it a popular breakfast table fruit. It is packed with vitamin C and other nutrients like dietary fiber and potassium.

This list of 31 fruits that start with W ends here. We hope you learned something new today. And to continue learning, check out our other articles.

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