Explore the ultimate pink fruits list! Ranging from wild to exotic & everything in between, these pink fruits are packed with nutrients & ready to brighten up your day.
- 1. Chinese Bayberry (Yangmei)
- 2. Cranberry
- 3. Dragon Fruit (Pitaya)
- 4. Figs
- 5. Guava
- 6. Java Apples
- 7. Lilly Pilly Berries
- 8. Loganberries
- 9. Lychees
- 10. Passionfruit
- 11. Pink Banana
- 12. Pink Grapefruit
- 13. Pink Lady Apples
- 14. Pink Pearl Apples
- 15. Pink Pineapple
- 16. Pink Snowberry
- 17. Pomegranate
- 18. Pomelo
- 19. Rambutan
- 20. Raspberries
- 21. Rhubarb
- 22. Sampinit
- 23. Strawberries
- 24. Watermelon
- 25. Wild Strawberry
1. Chinese Bayberry (Yangmei)
Used in traditional medicine for over 2000 years, Chinese Bayberry (myrica rubra) is a small to medium-sized tree that produces pink or purple coloured fruit.
The sweet fruit is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins & has huge cultural significance in China.
It’s considered to be over 2000 years old and is often mentioned in Chinese literature.
Cranberries truly deserve their place on the list of gorgeous pink fruits.
They’re incredibly widespread and versatile (think chutneys, juices, sauces, etc).
Not only that they’re even used as decoration & to treat UTIs. Plus, here in the UK, they’re known as the ultimate Christmas flavour! Talk about a multi-faceted fruit!
US, Canada & Chile are by far the biggest producers of cranberries.
3. Dragon Fruit (Pitaya)
Pink Pitaya, also known as Dragon Fruit, is a tropical fruit native to Mexico & Central America.
It’s known for its striking, bright pink & spiky skin and light grey (sometimes pink) flesh with tiny dark specs.
Loaded with antioxidants, this tropical delight has a mild, but sweet flavour (sometimes compared to watermelon & pear).
With their signature teardrop shape, figs are instantly recognisable and popular all over the world.
They’re rich in nutrients and have unique, soft flesh. If you’re looking for a light snack, fresh figs are the way to go. Dried figs are higher in sugar & calories.
Figs can be eaten as a standalone snack and eaten as a whole - both flesh & skin.
They can be grilled, used in salads, chutneys & sauces, or added to desserts.
Guava belongs to the myrtle family & grows in tropical or subtropical climates.
Its taste is often described as a cross between strawberries & pears. It’s sweet, refreshing & slightly flowery.
However, you truly need to try it to get a real idea of its amazingly refreshing flavour!
There are several ways to enjoy guava - in sauces, chutneys, jam, juices, desserts, or as a snack.
6. Java Apples
Despite being called apples, these are actually tropical fruit!
Native to Malaysia, they’re not known for their flavour. In fact, many describe them as somewhat bland & lacking in real flavour.
However, they are rich in nutrients including many vitamins. They may also help heal muscle cramps, boost immunity & improve metabolism (source).
7. Lilly Pilly Berries
These tiny & tasty pink fruits are typically found in Australia.
They’re edible and have a sweet, almost musky flavour paired with notes of cloves and cranberry.
Contrary to popular belief, they’re not poisonous, but keep in mind that many don’t particularly enjoy their flavour.
They're used to make jams, chutneys, smoothies, and various desserts.
A hybrid between raspberries and blackberries, loganberries were developed by accident in California.
They make a superb addition to bakes, smoothies & can even be made into gin.
Despite the visual resemblance, their flavour is stronger & juicier than that of a raspberry.
Like other berries, they are packed with vitamins and antioxidants.
It’s hard to describe the flavour of lychee. Some compare it to pears or watermelons, while others think it resembles grapes or strawberries.
This beautiful pink fruit is native to Asia and is commonly canned, then used in desserts or as a snack.
Due to them being packed with vitamins, lychees have been used in traditional medicine for centuries.
Deep pink on the outside & yellow on the inside, passionfruit is a real show-stopper.
Its bright, glossy & colourful flesh is often used in food photography to add texture & visual interest. It’s great when added to yoghurt, coulis, pies & even cocktails.
Classified as exotic fruit, passionfruit has a tart flavour with a slight sweet or sour aftertaste (depending on how ripe it is).
It originated in South America, but is now enjoyed & loved worldwide.
11. Pink Banana
No, you’re not going bananas, they truly do exist!
Sometimes called ‘the prettiest bananas in the world’, pink bananas are grown in Assam & eastern Himalaya.
They are much smaller in size than their yellow counterparts.
While they are edible, they also contain countless inedible seeds. Their flesh is white and covered in tiny, thin hairs.
12. Pink Grapefruit
Pink grapefruit is a cross between pomelo & orange. It has a sweet flavour, but a bitter aftertaste.
There’s no lack of pink grapefruit recipes ranging from sorbets to salads, energy bars, cocktails, smoothies, and more.
Besides being used for food, pink grapefruit is often used in skincare and fragrances.
13. Pink Lady Apples
Originally bred in Australia in the 1970s, Pink Lady apples are now one of the most popular varieties of apples.
They’re also the first trademarked apple in the world.
Their flavour is often described as crisp, sweet, with a citrusy tang.
14. Pink Pearl Apples
Like a mix of tart, sweet & crunch? Then you’ll love Pink Pearl Apples.
Developed in California, they are a member of the rose family.
Unlike Pink Lady apples, these are pink on the inside (not the outside).
15. Pink Pineapple
These genetically modified fruits come from Costa Rica and can take up to 2 years to grow (making them a very expensive fruit!)
Not only do they look extremely cool, they also taste less bitter & juicier than their yellow siblings.
Due to them only being grown by one producer in Costa Rica, they are expensive and extremely difficult to get hold of in certain parts of the world.
16. Pink Snowberry
Despite looking nothing short of spectacular, these dainty pink berries can be eaten by birds, but are mildly toxic to humans.
They are native to North America, but now grown across the world.
Snowberries have long been used as a disinfectant and laxative, as well as to treat various skin issues (like wounds, rashes, warts, etc).
With their flavour resembling cranberries, pomegranates are the perfect blend of sweet and sour.
Originally from Iran, this fruit has spread rapidly across the world which isn’t a surprise given how pleasant & versatile it is!
Chock-full of antioxidants and vitamins, pomegranates work well in salads, smoothies, cake, tarts, breakfast bowls & more.
Given just how similar they look, it’s not shocking that pomelos taste a lot like grapefruit.
They were originally grown in Southeast Asia and Malaysia, but can now be found in various countries across the globe.
Not only are they rich in vitamins, they’re also full of fiber, rich in antioxidants, and super easy to add to your diet.
Sometimes described as sweet & creamy, rambutan has a unique flavour that’s hard to pin down!
To some people, it resembles grapes, longan fruits or lychee. Rambutan is widely grown in Australia, Hawaii & Southeast Asia.
If you’re worried about the prickly skin, you’ll be happy to know it’s extremely easy to remove!
They probably need no introduction, but I did manage to find some fun facts & trivia for you!
The ultimate summer fruit, raspberries are either red, pink, gold or black in colour.
The tiny soft beads each raspberry is made of are called drupelets. An average raspberry also has around 100 to 120 seeds (source).
There are over 200 varieties of raspberries.
Raw rhubarb is crunchy, sour & tart - unless you really enjoy sour flavours, it might be better to cook or bake it first.
It’s native to China, but very easy to grow in various climates.
It’s not quite as versatile as some other fruits, but there are still plenty of ways you can use it, especially in baking.
It works well in galettes, pies, snack bars, cakes, as well as muffins & sorbets.
One of my favourite ways to enjoy rhubarb is in a compote!
This Philippine wild berry resembles a raspberry but is much rarer. It's also smaller & has a milder flavour.
It can be used in any way you would use other berries (sauces, baking, smoothies, fruit salads).
They’re easy to grow but are available for only a short period of time in the summer.
This juicy, sweet, pink fruit is one of the most popular berries out there.
According to historians strawberries have been grown since Ancient Rome and are often used for medicinal purposes.
An average strawberry has up to 200 seeds and is one of the first fruits to ripen in spring (source).
Watermelon is the ultimate hydration station!
Each watermelon contains approx. 90% water, making it one of the most hydrating fruits you can eat. It’s also rich in vitamins A, B6 and C.
According to some historians, this pink fruit is over 5000 years old.
25. Wild Strawberry
Since my early childhood, wild strawberries have been my favourite fruit!
It sounds like a cliche, but I truly believe you need to try them to believe just how good they are. Much sweeter than other strawberries, they have a rich flavour with a hint of vanilla.
They're considerably smaller than the strawberries we see in shops (but so much more flavourful!).