Are you looking for fruits that start with L? If so, here is a short blog post of the most popular L letter fruits but are not limited to. You may have encountered some of these and some may be unknown to you, see the list below.
Top 10 Fruits That Start With L
Lemon is a citrus fruit that is typically rounder than oranges and has a thicker skin. There are two main types of lemons, one with seeds and one without seeds. Lemon juice can be added to drinks, used in baking, or squeezed over salads for taste. It has high levels of Vitamin C and antioxidants like flavonoids and limonoids.
A small green type of citrus, typically eaten as a garnish or pickled/canned. They are part of the citrus family and are filled with nutrients. They cause darkening of the skin through a reaction called phytophotodermatitis when your skin is exposed to ultraviolet light while it has come into contact with lime juice.
Litchis are related to the lychee fruit and share most of the same characteristics, such as bumpy or warty skin and a shell with white flesh surrounding dark brown seeds. It is very sweet and often eaten fresh by itself or in fruit salads.
An ovoid tropical fruit with white flesh surrounding distinctive large brown seeds. Longans are small, round fruits that grow on trees native to China and Thailand. They have thin, rough skin which is typically brown or red, and a sweet, juicy pulp inside which is white with a gray/brown seed. They can be eaten fresh as they are or they can be dried out for use in cooked dishes, drinks, candy making, and desserts.
Lotus root Fruit
Consists of the edible roots of lotus plants. These are aquatic plants whose flowers are usually found on stems above the water’s surface or floating on it. It is mainly eaten in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia but can be found in the West only in special Asian supermarkets or Indian stores.
Loquats are yellow-orange fruits that look similar to magnolias or apples, with a point on one end of the fruit and five ‘lobes’ on the other. The pulp is orange in color with dark seeds dispersed throughout. It has a very strong flavor which can be made sweeter by adding sugar, but it’s typically eaten as is without any additions.
They can also easily be ground into loquat sauce or jam. The loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) is also called Japanese medlar, Chinese plum, and bell fruit. It is native to southeastern China where it has been cultivated for over 2000 years.
A round or oval-shaped fruit that contains shiny brown seeds surrounded by translucent white pulp. There are many different cultivars of lychees grown throughout the world; however, most lychee plants produce fruits that are similar in appearance to each other.
A hybrid cross between Raspberry, blackberry, and dewberry plants, loganberries have a deep maroon color inside and out and taste much like raspberries do sweet although they tend to be slightly tart.
The lucuma fruit is fresh and native to Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, and Bolivia. The outer part of the lucuma is green while its flesh is yellow and super sweet with a fleshy dry texture.
These are some of the oldest varieties of apples to be introduced in America. They have hues that vary from yellow to green with some characteristics of crimson. The lady apples are tender, unlike other crisp apples, with a more subtle flavor. For that, they are used more for decoration than consumption purposes.