Looking for fruits that start with R? If you are looking for cooking inspiration or to win a game this is the most complete and updated list you’ll find.
There are a lot of different fruits that start with R! Some of them are quite obvious (looking at you raspberries) and other are slightly newer and more obscure, especially if you are from a western country like the US.
In this list you’ll find all the options available so you can have some ideas on mind next time you have a game night. Or you know, next time you want to try some new fruits.
And if you are looking more inspiration make sure to check this post with the complete list of fruits that start with H.
Fruits that start with R
This fruit is a tropical fruit native to the Malay Archipelago and belongs to the family Sapindaceae. It can be found in southeastern Asia, Malaysia, Philippines and Sri Lanka. Its common names include lnga-lnga in Tagalog language and Rambutan in Indonesian language.
The shape of this fruit resembles a bright red sea urchin with soft spines and hairy flesh. It has white flesh which contains three to five large seeds. The taste is generally sweet but sour.
Rambutan smells like a grapefruit, also the color of the fruit resembles it closely.
This fruit grows in clusters on bushes. It is native to North America, Europe, temperate areas of Asia and Africa.
It has many similarities to other members within the genus Rubus which also includes blackberry and dewberry. The color of this fruit varies from red through pink to white depending on the variety. The flavor can be described as a mixture of a lemon and a blackberry.
Raspberry is a large aggregate berry with many small fruits called drupelets, each having a single seed. Blackberries are aggregates of smaller units, therefore they can be found growing on the bushes with raspberry flowers next to them.
This fruit grows on a wild rose bush and belongs to the family of Roses.
It is native to vast areas including Europe, North America, South America and Asia. The size of this fruit is about 1-2 cm in diameter. It has a red color from October till March but from April it starts becoming orange.
The color of this fruit is red to purplish-red.
It is native to Europe and Asia but it is also cultivated in North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. This berry has a high concentration of Vitamin C and iron as well as other nutrients such as fiber and potassium.
Red bananas have a red and slightly purple skin. This fruit is very similar to a banana as it has a soft sweet flesh.
It can be found in India, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Western Pacific.
Rangpur lime is a cross between a mandarin orange and a lemon. It has an intense sour flavor which makes it very popular.
Rangpur is native to Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. It belongs to the family of Rutaceae or citrus fruit.
This fruit has a similar taste to apples and pears as well as a texture like that of strawberries.
It is native to tropical areas such as Southeast Asia, Australia and Polynesia. It belongs to the family of Rosaceae or rose bushes.
Rambai is a reddish-orange colored fruit which resembles an elongated version of a mango.
It can be found in Asia, especially in Southeast Asia and India. This fruit belongs to the family Anacardiaceae or cashew plants.
This small berry is native to Asia including Southern China and Japan as well as Korea and Vietnam.
This fruit is a type of mango which has a bright yellow ripe pulp.
It can be found in India, South-East Asia and the Western Pacific. The color of this fruit varies from orange to red when ripe.
The taste of this fruit is sweet but also slightly acidic with a strong aroma. Red grapefruit can be used as a flavoring for many dishes such as salads and desserts.
This fruit is native to South America, Jamaica and south Florida.
The skin of this fruit is red and the flesh inside is slightly pink depending on its ripeness.
Rajka is a type of apple which has a smooth and light red skin.
This fruit is native to Czech Republic.
Rocha pear is a type of white-fleshed fruit that has a brown color on the outside and green flesh with few seeds.
It can be found in Asia, Europe and North America as well as small areas in Africa. This fruit belongs to the family Rosaceae or rose bushes.
Technically not a fruit per se. Raisins are dried grapes usually coated with sugar.
They are popular in desserts, breakfasts and healthy snacks.
This fruit has a red color from October till March but from April it starts becoming orange.
It belongs to the family of Ribes or grapes. This berry is native to vast areas including Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Red currant has a sour flavor which makes it very popular as a flavoring for many dishes such as sauces and desserts.
This type of melon has a yellow skin and green flesh.
It is native to Asia including Southern China, Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as some parts of Africa.
This small fruit is similar to a lychee as it has a reddish-brown shiny skin.
Ramontchi can be found in Asia, especially in Japan and Thailand. This fruit belongs to the family Sapindaceae or soapberry plants.
Other fruits that start with R
- Rollinia deliciosa
- Rough lemon
- Red huckleberry
- Red bush apples
What do you think of them? Have you tried any already? Which one would you like to try next?