Scrumptious, sensational, and succulent. These are the perfect words to describe fruits that start with S.
Whether fruits are sweet, sour, a bit of both, and somewhere in between, they are a gift to make our lives flavorful. I don’t know about you, but I certainly love giving my taste buds a treat.
I love the smell of exotic, tropical fruits bursting with juicy yummy flavor and their gorgeous color inviting you for a taste.
Let’s talk about some of these S fruits. I bet there are some you may know of and some you’re reading about for the first time.
Table of contents
- 1. Star Fruit
- 2. Sugar Apple
- 3. Santol Fruit
- 4. Sweet Limes
- 5. Sapodilla Fruit
- 6. Salak Fruit
- 7. Soncoya Fruit
- 8. Sharon Fruit
- 9. Strawberry Guava Fruit
- 10. Sweet Pepper Fruit
- 11. Saigon Mango
- 12. Sour Cherries
- 13. Seville Orange
- 14. Strawberry
- 15. Sand Cherry
- 16. Safou
- 17. Sugar Baby Watermelon Fruit
- 18. Salmonberry
- 19. Sarvisberry
- 20. Satsuma
- 21. Shonan Gold
- 22. Seagrape
- 23. Salal
- 24. Splendor Apple
- 25. Stinking Bishop Pear
- 26. Sugar Palm
- 27. Star Apple
- More fruits
1. Star Fruit
Star fruit comes from a small tree, Averrhoa carambola, along with pretty roses and reddish flowers. The delicious fruit is native to tropical regions like Malaysia and the Philippines but is consumed globally.
The sweet and sour fruit, when whole, is in the form of an oblong yellow shape with fins, which, when cut, looks like a five-pointed star.
The name piques curiosity, but the taste invites you for a second serving. The superfood is consumed for its health benefits and is added to many fruits and salads.
The yummy star fruit is loaded with Vitamin C but should not be consumed by people with kidney problems without consulting a doctor.
2. Sugar Apple
Sugar apple is widely known as custard apple. It has deep indents or depression along its rough body, giving it a scaly look.
When ripe, the whole fruit is soft and squishy and can be opened delicately with our hands. The inside of the fruit is full of whitish-yellow pulp that encases big black seeds. The divine sweet sugary custard of the fruit is creamy and can be eaten as a puree. The rich pulp makes it a perfect ingredient for cakes or can be served as a smoothie.
3. Santol Fruit
Santol or cotton fruit, is a delicious treat that is round in shape and has a wrinkly and leathery rind. When ripe, they turn from green to orange-yellow color.
Depending on the stage of ripeness, the white pillowy pulp can have a variety of flavors. You may taste a sour, slightly acidic smack at the early stages, and at the perfect ripeness, they’ll be sweet, almost candy-like, reminiscent of peaches with floral notes.
4. Sweet Limes
Sweet limes, or mosambi, are citrus hybrid fruit, a cross of Mexican lime, and sweet lemon. When ripe, they have a yellow-orange appearance while the inside pulp is pale yellow with ten segments, each with numerous pale seeds.
This juicy citrus fruit is native to the Middle East and South Asia. Low in acidity, the fruit is bursting with Vitamin C.
Due to its fiber and acidic content, it is best for treating constipation and other digestive issues. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, making it the perfect fruit to be consumed to relieve the symptoms of arthritis.
5. Sapodilla Fruit
Sapodilla is a tropical fruit native to Southern Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. The delicious fruit has a unique and distinctive flavor profile, which I bet will turn you into a fan.
As you bite into the soft textured body, you will think of sweet potato and brown sugar with a touch of cinnamon and honey. The creamy goodness adds to the taste and lingers on the palate long after you finish eating it.
Sapodilla fruit has a peel-easy rind and a black pit inside, which must be removed before eating.
6. Salak Fruit
Next on the list of fruits that start with S is salak fruit. The fruit has a hard spiky rind covered in reddish brownish scales giving it a snake-like appearance.
This is why it is also known as snake fruit. But don’t be put off by the name.
The rugged exterior, however, houses the real treasure. The inside pulp of the fruit has an incredible apple-like texture with a tang similar to pineapple and the sweetness of raw honey. Sweet and sour salak fruit is a must-have for cardiovascular health. It is a rich source of antioxidants that promotes heart health and its effective functioning, but the minerals replenish the entire body.
7. Soncoya Fruit
Another name for soncoya fruit is Annona purpurea which is equally unheard of and even harder to pronounce.
The yummy fruit is native to the coastal lowlands of southern Mexico and Central America.
This tropical fruit is ovoid with a green-yellow rind similar to custard apple, considering it belongs to the same species. However, its exterior is covered with spiky cones. The fruit opens to reveal luscious mango-like pulp inside with black seeds and aromatic orange fibrous flesh.
It has a rich flavor profile, with a tarty flavor and yummy sweet taste.
8. Sharon Fruit
Popularly known as persimmon, Sharon fruit gets its name from the Sharon plain of Israel, where it is grown. The versatile fruit has a sweet taste, reminiscent of honey. The rich yummy pulp has a smooth juicy but fibrous texture.
The skin of the fruit is delicate and has a bright orange color. It has a clingy aftertaste with a fuzzy feel due to an organic substance called tannins found in the unripe fruit.
You can prepare various desserts with persimmon, like persimmon pie, puddings, and muffins, and can also be added to risotto with goat cheese.
9. Strawberry Guava Fruit
Strawberry guava, native to Brazil, has a bright red color and round shape. These fruits grow on a large shrub tree in warm climates. The size may vary, but inside its pretty skin, you’ll find whitish flesh with a pink hue and scattered seeds.
Upon tasting, you’ll find the flavor with varying degrees of tartness, with sweet floral notes and hints of passionfruit.
The unique taste of strawberry guava makes it a perfect ingredient for jams and toppings on ice cream. You can even toss them into salads for freshness and acidity.
10. Sweet Pepper Fruit
Surprised to find sweet pepper on the list of fruits?
Don’t be! Sweet pepper is cultivated as a vegetable while botanically considered a fruit. However, they are full of nutrients and bursting with flavor.
Also known as bell pepper or capsicum, sweet pepper is a versatile fruit used as a main ingredient in many dishes.
Sweet peppers come in gorgeous glossy colors such as vibrant yellow, deep green, or bright red. They have a sweet, grassy yet fruity flavor.
Sweet peppers can be eaten raw and have a crunchy, juicy texture. They can also be stuffed and roasted and added to many savory dishes.
11. Saigon Mango
Who doesn’t love mangos? The king of fruits ranks most favorite even in the list of fruits that start with S.
Saigon Mango is a tropical fruit native to Vietnam. It is also known as ivory mango because of its long lustrous body that bears a resemblance to the tusks of an elephant. Drink it, or eat it; you can’t get enough of it.
The Saigon mango makes for a delicious treat and is used in many desserts. The yellow aromatic flesh has a sweet taste that overwhelms your taste buds in a good way.
12. Sour Cherries
The sour cherry is native to Europe and SouthEast Asia. They have a bright red color, plump appearance, and are attached to a slender fibrous stem. Also known as tart cherries, they are commonly grown and consumed in the U.S.
They are not only a great addition to pies but are a yummy treat for birds as well.
Sour cherries make for a delicious mouth-watering jam as well as syrup.
They have a tart, sour flavor but some people even enjoy them fresh despite their acidity.
13. Seville Orange
Seville orange, or bitter orange, is a cross fruit of pomelo and mandarin oranges. These oranges have a bold flavor, are strongly sour, and are loaded with Vitamin C.
Seville oranges are very acidic, making them a difficult fruit to eat out of hand. However, they make for a perfect fruit to cook with, are often used to make marmalades, and adding them to dishes pops out the flavor very nicely.
They are very aromatic, and their tang is bound to make you pucker. However, they are plenty healthy and are used to treat health problems like indigestion and high blood pressure.
Did you know that a strawberry is not a berry but many fruits combined into luscious flesh? It is considered a false fruit amongst botanists, while the tiny white seeds are the actual ‘fruit.’
Strawberries have a bright red color that entices you to have a taste. Pop them into your mouth, and you’ll enter a world of flavor, ranging from sweet to sour; strawberries are a delightful fruit that is an excellent addition to many dishes and beverages.
Try dipping them into melted chocolate for a delicious treat or gift.
15. Sand Cherry
Sand cherry, or beach plum, are found along the coast, beaches, and sand dunes in abundance.
This exotic fruit can be consumed fresh and raw and is a perfect ingredient for jams, sauces, and pies.
The color of these small rounded cherries ranges from deep red, black, or even blueish purple.
It has a lovely and bittersweet flavor, reminiscent of cranberries and peach. Its skin is thin and tart but edible as well.
Safou fruit is a rare tropical fruit grown on a large evergreen tea. They are also known as African Pear or butter fruit and are packed with healthy nutrients.
This fruit has a tangy acidic flavor with a slippery consistency and butter-like texture. They can be served as a snack, but their pulp tastes better after exposure to some form of heat. Cook them or eat them raw; they add great flavor to many dishes.
17. Sugar Baby Watermelon Fruit
Sugar baby watermelon is also known as icebox watermelon due to its petiteness, although it is still round and adorable. Unlike regular watermelon, you can easily fit it into your fridge.
It has a dark green rind with sweet juicy deep red flesh. It has a hit of sweetness while still retaining the classic taste of watermelon.
Sugar baby watermelon is everything you’d want from a fruit- fresh, juicy, and a sweet taste. It is a perfect summer treat to beat the heat.
Salmonberries belong to the family of blackberry and raspberry-the rose, family. Sour and sweet to taste; they’re both tarty in flavor and sugary. Their flavor profile is chaotic, tasting like rhubarb while giving off a sweet aroma.
Known as summer berries, they are the perfect snack for hikers who often eat them fresh and raw.
You can use this delicious berry to whip up several desserts like a salmonberry pie. The salmonberry cake is another delicious food you must try.
Also known as juneberry or wild plum is the perfect ingredient for desserts like puddings and pie.
Native to cold Alaska, sarvisberry has a lip-smacking flavor reminiscent of strawberries and blueberry while giving you just a tad hit of nuttiness, reminding you of almonds.
They are small purple-bluish berries that grow on pretty deciduous trees with white flowers, making it easy to identify the fruit.
Like the other berries, this too makes a to-die-for, delicious jam and pie, and you can also add it to savory dishes for a yummy yum flavor.
Closely related to tangerines and clementines, a satsuma is a type of mandarin orange that is a winter citrus treat.
They are the juiciest in the citrus family and a delectable source of Vitamin C.
The flesh is gorgeous, juicy, and, best of all, easy to peel, while the skin is a vibrant orange that is easy on the eyes.
21. Shonan Gold
Shonan Gold is a Japanese hybrid fruit that matches the appearance of a lemon, only bigger in size and rounder in shape.
Due to its lemony color, people often expect a kick of sour and tart. However, you’d be pleasantly surprised once you get a taste. These citrus fruits achieve a harmonious balance of flavor, just the right amount of sweet and sour enough to make your taste buds tingle with pleasure.
Plus, the unique scent is enough to make your mouth water, craving for a taste.
Although not actual grapes, seagrapes grow in clusters along the coastal region. Their leaves are heart-shaped, a feature that distinguishes them. The fruit itself is lime-green to purple. They have a mild salty flavor that is reminiscent of seaweed.
Seagrapes are eaten for their soft, slimy texture that is similar to that of caviar. Once you get a taste, the seagrape floods a robust, ocean-like taste in your mouth.
The berries of a salal plant look very similar to blueberries. These berries are considered to have many health benefits.
24. Splendor Apple
This super sweet apple is a crispy and delicious variety of apple. They are medium to large in size, great for using in desserts, salads, or on their own.
25. Stinking Bishop Pear
Another fruit that starts with the letter S is the stinking bishop pear. This fruit gets its name from Frederick Bishop who owned the farm with this pear was first cultivated.
26. Sugar Palm
Sugar palms grow in groups and are green when not when not ripe and turn brown and then black when ripe.
27. Star Apple
How did the star apple fruit get its name? If you cut it in half the core is star shaped. These apples have a sweet flavor but the texture is not like a traditional apple. It’s best to use a spoon to scoop out the fruit to enjoy.
Have you tried anything on the S fruit list? Let me know in the comments.
Fruits That Start With S
- 2 cups strawberries diced
- 1 cucumber diced
- 1 cup canteloupe diced
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator.