If you are stuck listing fruits that start with Z, you are not alone. I could only name 3. So, in this post, I will share with you my list of 15 fruits that are starting with Z.
Some of these names will make you smile, and wonder how could you miss them. While some are challenging. I have added images of all the fruits as well so you can put a face to the name as well.
Also, you can see my list of fruits that start with N as well.
List of Fruits that Start with N
Although these fruits are quite unique, there are plenty of fruits that start with ‘Z’. Here’s the name of fruits that start with Z. Try to keep up!
Although its often seen as a vegetable, and used in savory dishes, Zucchini is a fruit. They range from green to golden yellow in color. Most are bright green and long. Some are egg-shaped as well.
Zucchini has a mild sweat flavor with a tender texture which makes it a great option for vegan and gluten-free dishes. It is a healthy fruit with a sweet inner part that is used to make healthy versions of baked goods like zucchini muffins and more.
Zucchini contains plenty of minerals, and vitamins, and is rich in fiber. This fruit is low in calories, as one cup of cooked zucchini has only 17 calories. It is also rich in antioxidants.
2. Zill Mangoes
Zill Mango is a variety that is yellow-red or purple in color. Its flesh is yellow and has a strong aroma that resembles pineapples.
It is cultivated mainly in South Florida and is a cross between two mango breeds. Unlike normal mangoes, zill mangoes are fiberless with a sweet flavor. They are used to make smoothies, shakes, purees, and more.
3. Zebra Melon
Widely known as French Cantaloupe, Zebra Melon is round in shape. It takes its name for its thick hard skin that looks like a zebra, not because of its color, but because of its netted texture.
While most melons are round, some are also oval in shape. They are gray-green in color, with firm waxy skin. The flesh is yellow-orange and sweet. In the center of the flesh, you will find seeds that can be dried and used in various recipes.
Zebra melons are mostly found in summer as they are rich in minerals, and help prevent dehydration.
4. Zestar Apple
Zestar Apples were first cultivated in Minnesota in 1999. These apples ripen quickly before the apple season begins.
This fruit has a sweet flavor resembling brown sugar and it can be eaten raw or mixed with pies and salads. These apples are a favorite among households because you can store them for a very long time as they stay fresh in the refrigerator and don’t go bad quickly.
5. Zhe Fruit
Zhe Fruit is known by many names like mandarin melon berry, Chinese mulberry, and cudrang. It is very similar to mulberry. It has a different flavor depending on how ripe the berries are, but it’s similar to watermelon.
They are sweet and rich in Vitamin C, and antioxidants.
6. Zinfandel Grapes
Another fruit that starts with Z is the Zinfandel Grapes. These are very popular in the US and are also grown in Italy, South Africa, and Australia.
Zinfandel grapes are round, and dark purple in color. These are mostly used to make wine as they have an intense sweet flavor. These purple-black grapes can be eaten raw, but they do contain seeds.
7. Zwetschge Fruit
Also known as Prune Plum, the Zwetschge fruit is purple-black in color. These are more elongated than regular plums and have much tarter which makes them great for baking purposes.
They have smooth skin and their color varies from dark purple to almost black. While its flesh is golden yellow with a dense texture.
8. Zweigelt Grapes
Another popular grape variety is almost black in color with purple hues. These grapes are widely grown in Austria and are used to make fresh grape juice and wine.
When squeezed, the grapes give a dark red juice with sweet and floral notes. The smell of these grapes is exquisite – a blend of dark cherry and wood.
Because of their taste and scent, these grapes are popular for wine production.
9. Zalzalak Fruit
Zalzalak fruit is also called hawthorn. These resemble plums and peaches but are small like berries. They have a sweet and sour taste and are mostly used in jams, jellies, and pie fillings.
The fruit is common in Iran and is cultivated in the autumn season.
Zarzamora is another name for blackberry in Spanish. These are found all across the world and are used to make smoothies, juices, salads, jellies, and a variety of food.
Because of their unique color, they are common in making drinks like cocktails, and margaritas.
11. Zabergau Reinette Apples
These are German Russet Apples that are larger than regular apples and have a sharp flavor with dense flesh. However, with time, these apples become soft to eat raw.
This variety of apples has a greenish-yellow color and is mostly used for cooking as they make great additions to pies, desserts, and sauces. When stored for some time, the apples become sweeter.
12. Zig Zag Vine Fruit
Zig Zag wine fruit is small like berries and is orange-brown in color. It is tangy and sour in flavor like oranges. Because of its characteristic flavor, it is commonly used to make liqueurs.
This fruit is commonly found in Australia and is available year-round. It is quite aromatic as well.
13. Ziziphus Jujube
It is commonly called red date or Chinese date. They are mostly dried and used year-round for their health benefits as they are considered a medicinal fruit to help blood deficiency.
These jujubes can be eaten raw and their flavor resembles a raw apple. They are red-maroon in color with yellow-brown spots. This sweet fruit is used in various forms like fried, fresh, and fermented.
14. Zanthe Currants
Zanthe currants also called Corinthian raisins are dried-up grapes. These are seedless and are grown on vines in sunlight. Zanthe is mostly cultivated in Greece, Australia, and California.
These currants have a blackish-maroon color with very thin skin. They are soft, and juicy and work great with baked goods and puddings. They are similar to raisins. You can use them in overnight oatmeal as well.
These are also called stink beans or bitter beans. Zwangtah is mostly found in India and South East Asia. They resemble almonds in shape and flavor.
Zwangtah has a nutty flavor and smells like mushrooms. Because of its characteristic flavor, it is used both in sweet and savory dishes.
This brings us to the end of my list of fruits that start with Z. As you can see there are different types of them, ranging from grape varieties to apples, and nuts.
If you want to add more names to the list, feel free to drop a comment. Let’s see how many names of fruits that start with Z you can come up with!