29 Unique Fruits that start with K

When I think of K fruits names, I only think of kiwi fruits, but cheers for my research; I discovered 28 fruits names that start with K.

Continue reading to learn more about K fruits such as Kesar mangoes, karonda, and kanzi apple.

I will give you an easy-to-remember table that helps you to win any letter game.

However, I have already finished the list of J fruits; if you want to learn about all fruits, please follow our series and bookmark this page.

Table of unique fruits name that starts with the letter K

The list contains only 11 fruits for more information, read the entire article.

NameTasteFamous In
Kesar MangoesSweetIndia
Keule FruitChileChile
Kahikatea FruitSweetNew Zealand
Korsbar FruitSweet & SourThe Northern Hemisphere
Kabosu Fruit SourJapan
Kundang FruitSweet and acidicMalaysia 
Kanzi apple Sweet and sourBelgium
Kwai Muk Acidic flavorChina
Kokum FruitSweet & SourSouth India
Korlan FruitSweet SourThailand, Malaysia
Kutjera FruitMixed of sweet and tangyAustralia

If you’re curious about other K letter names, don’t forget to look into foods that begin with K.

Let’s jump into our detailed part that helps you know all about the fruits and their benefits.

28 fruits that start with K

I also included some of my all-time favorite fruits in this list, but keep in mind that not all fruits are available in the United States. 

You have to visit other countries to explore them.

one woman take Kesar Mangoes fruits that start with k along with strawberries and grapes

1. Kesar Mangoes

Kesar mangoes are widely popular in Asia, and this is my all-time favorite fruit that starts with K.

Famous In: India

Common Name: Gir Kesar’ mango

Color: Bright orange

Taste: Sweet

Nutrients: Protein, fiber, vitamin A, C, potassium, etc.

Health Benefits: Helps to lose weight, fight against cancer, improve eye health, and many more.

How to Eat:  Kesar mangoes are famous because of their versatile nature. You can eat it raw, and it also goes with any other fruit combination. Some people preferred it as a dessert after lunch.

Kastanj Fruit that begins with k

2. Kastanj Fruit

Famous In: Italy

Common Name: Chestnuts

Color: Reddish to brown

Taste: Savory & sweet

Nutrients: Fiber, carbohydrate, fat, protein, etc.

Health Benefits: Minimize the risk of cardiovascular disease.

How to Eat: Chestnuts are never eaten raw; you have to cook or boiled before taking them.

Kaffir lime Fruit that starts with k
Kaffir lime Fruit

3. Kaffir lime Fruit

Famous In: Southeast Asia, China

Common Name: Makrut lime, Thai lime,

Color: Dark green

Taste: Sour

Nutrients: Kaffir lime is high in fat, carbohydrate, protein, sodium, etc.

Health Benefits: Good for oral health, detoxify our blood and also boost digestion.

How to Eat: You can take the juice in drinks like tonic and gin.

4. Karonda fruit

Karonda is one of the unique fruit that starting with K because each fruit has a different taste though it depends on climate.

Famous In: India & Nepal

Common Name: Black Currant or Christ’s thorn

Color:  Green to white when young, then red, pink & purple

Taste: Sweet, sour, bitter, tart, acidic

Nutrients: Vitamin A, C, Calcium, iron

Health Benefits: The fruits maximize the transport of oxygen in our bodies. It is also used in indigestion, cold and flu, and many more.

How to Eat: You can eat the fruit raw with salt and chili powder. The cooked version of the fruit is also delicious. The juice of the fruit is also used in cocktails and smoothies.

kiwi fruit

5. Kiwi Fruit

Famous In: Italy, China, New Zealand, Chile, India, Japan

Common Name: Chinese gooseberry 

Color: Fuzzy brown and golden brown

Taste: Delightly sweet and petite tart

Nutrients: Kiwi fruit is high in potassium, Vitamin C, E, K & folate

Health Benefits: Kiwi fruit boosts your immune system, protects your heart, and improves digestion.

How to Eat: You can eat kiwi fruit raw, just like an apple, if the skin is removed. In the cooked version, the fruit is also preferred.

6. Keule Fruit

Famous In: Chile

Common Name: Gomortega keule, Queuli

Color: Greenish to bright yellow

Taste: Sweet & pleasant

How to Eat: The fruit is mainly used in jam and desserts.

This fruit does not have many well-known health benefits.

7. Key Lime Fruit

Famous In: Southeast Asia

Common Name: Mexican Lime, Omani lime

Color: Green to yellow

Taste: Tart

Nutrients: Carbs, protein, calcium, iron, fiber, Vitamin C, etc.

Health Benefits:  Key lime fruit improves your digestive health, promotes healthy skin, and protects your heart from various diseases.

How to Eat:  The fruit is mainly used in tart ad sweet desserts. You can also add in your drinks.

8. Kahikatea Fruit

Famous In: New Zealand

Common Name: Katea, Koaka, Koroi

Color: Green, purple, orange

Taste: Sweet

Nutrients:  Vitamin, C, A, E, B6, folate, thiamine, etc.

Health Benefits:  Reduce digestive problems and improve digestion, protect you from cancer, germs, and many more.

How to Eat:  You can eat it raw but just threw the seeds after eating flesh.

9. Kepel Fruit

Famous In: Central Java, Indonesia

Common Name: Burahol, Kepel apple

Color: Green to yellow

Taste: Bitter or sour, sweet

Nutrients: Vitamin A, C

Health Benefits: The fruit is mainly used to treat gout and also purified blood.

How to Eat:  You must eat Kepel fruit fresh when riped.

10. Kumquat Fruit

Famous In: Eastern Asia

Common Name: Cumquats, Golden orange

Color: Orange

Taste: Sweet, sour, and tangy

Nutrients: Carbs, protein, fiber, vitamin A, C

Health Benefits:  The fruits help your body to fight against obesity, type 2 diabetes and increase immunity.

How to Eat: You can eat kumquat fruit, just roll the fruits with your finger and eat it.

11. Korsbar Fruit

Korsbar is a Swedish term that starts with the letter K. However in English; it’s called Cherry.

Famous In: The Northern Hemisphere, Asia, Europe

Common Name: Cherries

Color: Deep red

Taste: Sweet & Sour

Nutrients: High in fiber, vitamin A, C, K

Health Benefits: the fruit protect your heart and is also beneficial for those who are suffering from gout and arthritis

How to Eat: You can enjoy fresh cherries in your snacks, preferred in desserts like ice cream.

12. Kapok Fruit

Famous In: Mexico, Central America

Common Name: Java cotton, Java kapok

Color: Light brown

Taste: Sweet

Nutrients: Protein, fiber, ash, vitamin A, C, E

Health Benefits:  Beneficial for those who have asthma, also used to cure diarrhea, fever, and many more.

How to Eat: Kapok fruits are mainly used in salad.

13. Kabosu Fruit (Citrus fruit starting with K)

Famous In: Japan

Common Name: Citrus Sphaerocarpa

Color: Deep green

Taste: Sour

Nutrients: Vitamin A, protein, potassium, etc.

Health Benefits: The fruits help to maintain lower blood sugar and also reducing fatigue.

How to Eat: Kabosu is the substitute fruit for vinegar, used in grilled fish, sashimi, and many more dishes. 

14. Kvede fruit

I guarantee you never hear that K fruit, Right?

However this the name came from the Norwegian language. The English name of Kvede is Quince.

Famous In: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay 

Common Name: Quince fruit, Sefarjal

Color: Light green

Taste: Sour & Astringent

Nutrients: Calcium, potassium, iron, copper, etc.

Health Benefits: The fruit helps you cure digestive problems and is beneficial in stomach ulcers and many more.

How to Eat:  The fruit is eaten raw, but it’s rare. Most of the people preferred in cooked from like in oatmeal, yogurt, etc.

15. Kundang Fruit

Famous In: Malaysia 

Common Name: Gandaria, plum mango

Color: Green, pale yellow

Taste:  Sweet and acidic

Nutrients: High in fiber and vitamin C

Health Benefits: Helps to maintain proper function of the brain, beneficial in cancer and many more.

How to Eat:  Kundan fruit can be eaten raw and used in dishes like pickle, sambal, etc.

16. Kakadu Plum Fruit

Famous In: Northern Australia, Queensland

Common Name: Bush plum, Kabiny, Murunga

Color: Plae green

Taste:  More Sour, less Tart, sweet, and mixture of flavors.

Nutrients: Copper, dietary fiber, vitamin C, carbs, sodium, etc.

Health Benefits:  Protect your skin from harmful damage and give you a natural glow.

How to Eat:  Kakadu plums can be eaten fresh, but due to their sour taste, people prefer them in sauces, jams, and jellies.

17. Kwai Muk Fruit

Famous In: China

Common Name: Sweet Artocarpus

Color:  Green

Taste:  Acidic flavor

Nutrients:  Energy, protein, sugar, carbohydrates.

Health Benefits:  The Kwai Muk fruits help you maintain good cholesterol levels and protect your heart from various diseases.

How to Eat:  Fully riped fruit can be eaten fresh.

18. Korean Pear Fruit

Famous In: East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, United States

Common Name:  Sand pear, Korean pear, Chinese pear

Color:  Brownish Yellow

Taste:  Juicy Sweet

Nutrients:  Protein, fiber, carbohydrate

Health Benefits:  Regulate good cholesterol, protect your heart and improve your digestive system.

How to Eat:  You can eat raw Korean pear, just sliced and take it like an apple.

19. Kanzi apple fruit

Famous In:  Belgium

Common Name: Nicoter

Color: Mixture of red and yellow

Taste:  Sweet and sour

Nutrients: High in calcium, sodium, iron

Health Benefits:  The fruit helps in weight loss and also improves digestion.

How to Eat:  You can eat kanzi apple raw in snacks or whenever you preferred.

20. Keitt Mango Fruit

Famous In: South Florida

Common Name: 

Color:  Pale to dark green

Taste:  Sweet and tangy

Nutrients:  Keitt mango contains Vitamin A, C, fiber, protein, potassium

Health Benefits:  Keitt mango helps to maintain lower blood pressure and also boost your digestion power.

How to Eat:  You can eat it raw. The mango is also used in desserts, jam, jellies, juice, etc.

21. Kokoneos Fruit

Kokoneos is a Korean word that means coconut. The fruit is very famous worldwide, and we added this to our C fruit list.

22. Kokum Fruit

Famous In: South India

Common Name: Bhirnda

Color: Deep brown

Taste:  Sweet & Sour

Nutrients:  Calcium, Zinc, vitamin A, C, and many more.

Health Benefits:  The kokum fruits help cure crack heals, boost your immunity power, and many more.

How to Eat:  This is one of the best natural drinks; take it as a sherbet.

23. Kaki Persimmon Fruit

Famous In: China, Japan

Common Name: Chinese persimmon, Japanese persimmon

Color: Dark red peel and yellow to orange

Taste: Sweet

Nutrients: Kaki Persimmon is high in carbs, protein, Vitamin A, C, E, etc.

Health Benefits:  The fruit helps to clot the blood and also minimizes the risk of stroke.

How to Eat: You can taste the ripe fruit as a just fresh scoop out the flesh and enjoy it.

24. Korlan Fruit

Famous In:  South East Asia, Thailand, Malaysia

Common Name:  Wild lychee

Color:  Strawberry pink

Taste:  Sweet Sour

Nutrients:  Potassium, phosphorous, Manganese

Health Benefits:  The fruits help you to reduce your stress and increases your immunity.

25. Kyoho grapes fruit

Famous In: East Asia, China, Japan

Common Name:

Color:  Blackish purple

Taste:  Sweet to sour

Nutrients:  Vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber

Health Benefits: Kyoho grapes are high in natural sugar, which aids in weight loss and protects the heart.

How to Eat:  You can eat the fruit with skin or without skin. The raw fruit is edible. They are also used in salads and ice cream.

26. Knobby Russet Apple

Famous In: England

Common Name:  Winter russet, old maids

Color:  Green and yellow

Taste:  Sweet-tart

Health Benefits:  This is just a variety of apples, and almost all apples have similar benefits. That’s why we are not explaining here.

How to Eat:  The fruit’s skin and flesh are edible, and you can eat them raw after cleaning the fruit.

27. Kutjera Fruit

Kutjera is one of the most popular desserts fruit that begins with K.

Famous In: Australia

Common Name: Bush tomatoes

Color: Yellow to deep brown

Taste:  Mixed of sweet and tangy

Nutrients: Fiber, iron, potassium, etc.

Health Benefits: Fruits play a significant role in increasing metabolism.

How to Eat:  They are used in salads and also added in meat recipes as a flavor.

28. Karkalla fruit

Famous In: Southern Australia

Common Name:  Pig face

Color:  Purplish red 

Taste:  Salty

Nutrients:  Dietary fiber, sodium, iron, calcium, etc.

Health Benefits:  The fruit is perfect during diarrhea and muscle cramps and is suitable for your skin.

How to Eat: You can eat Karkalla fruit raw as well as dried.

29. Kei apple fruit

 Kei apple is one the best-tasting fruit that also starts with K, and this is the last one on our list.

Famous In:  Southern Africa, Zimbabwe

Common Name:  Kayaba, kau apple, umkokola

Color:  Deep yellow to green

Taste:  Acidic, sweet-tart, and tangy

Nutrients:  Kei apple is high in pectin, ascorbic acid, alanine, vitamin C, etc.

Health Benefits:  The fruit is used as a medicine for chest pain.

How to Eat: Kei apple can be eaten fresh. It is also used in jams, jellies.

A final thought on Fruit that starts with K

All of the fruits listed above are tasty and healthy, but most of them are only available in Asia.

However, fruits are always a healthy option whether it starts with B or any alphabet but remember some fruits are also harmful if you overeat them.

I think now you have a list of some unique names that start with K, RIGHT?

If you have any questions about the names of the fruits or foods, please ask. If you have any other suggestions, please leave them in the comments section.


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