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Let me guess why you landed here. You’re interested in winning that guessing game. Or you’re here to learn some interesting facts about fruits that start with M.
Regardless of the reason, this list of fruits starting with M won’t disappoint you. Unique flavors, various colors, and plenty of fun facts are waiting for you!
Mandarin is a citrus fruit, most often with a tangerine-like color (my fav color). Don’t let this fruit fool you. Mandarin oranges aren’t really classified as oranges.
DID YOU KNOW? The name “mandarin” originally meant an official of the Ming and Qing empires.
Eating a melon during summer days is one of the best things since sliced bread. There are three most common types of melon: honeydew, watermelon, and cantaloupe. They belong to the family Cucurbitaceae.
Mangosteen is a tropical fruit that grows in Malaysia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and the Philippines. Mangosteen’s flavor profile can be described as sweet and tangy, which is very popular among fruit lovers.
Additionally, the mangosteen fruit has been used for centuries to cure various ailments, including abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, and similar.
Muskmelon fruit is a summer fruit that is mainly grown in Asia. It has sweet and juicy flesh. Muskmelon is rich in vitamins C and A. What does this mean? It helps boost immunity and keeps your gut healthy.
This tropical fruit is native to southern Asia. Mango can be eaten raw but I also like to add it to pies, sauces, or desserts because it tastes delicious and it’s highly nutritious. It even rhymes!
When it comes to mango’s acidity, it is at a moderate level, which means that it can provide a certain tanginess to your dishes.
DID YOU KNOW? 1 cup of mango provides nearly 67% of your daily vitamin C.
6. Mountain soursop
Mountain soursop is native to Central America. The extra sour flavor is what sets it apart from other fruits (I wish someone warned me about that). Its flavor is also described as a combination of lemon, lime, and pineapple.
7. Mulberry fruit
Mulberry fruit is a mildly sweet and juicy fruit that grows on mulberry trees. They are pink to red in color while ripening and are usually eaten raw. They are also used for making jam, wine, and syrup.
I also have to emphasize that mulberries and blackberries are very similar types of fruit, so you need to be careful not to mistake them for each other.
8. Macadamia fruit
Macadamia nuts are a tropical plant that is native to Australia. They are a popular ingredient in many foods, such as chocolate and ice cream. Macadamia nuts are also used to make oils and butter for cooking, cosmetics, and especially hair care products.
9. Monstera deliciosa
The Monstera deliciosa is a flowering plant native to Central America. What’s so specific about its fruits is that when you eat them ripe, they’re totally delicious.
On the other hand, unripe fruits of Monstera deliciosa are full of oxalic acid which is used for cleaning rust off metal and bleaching wood. If you eat Monstera deliciosa when it’s unripe, you will experience severe throat and skin irritation. Yikes!
10. Mayapple fruit
This fruit grows across most of eastern North America. What’s so fascinating about mayapple?
Well, the entire plant, except the RIPE yellow fruit, is poisonous! In other words, you should eat only its fruit when it’s ripe and you should consume it in small quantities. Also, don’t eat the seeds!
DID YOU KNOW? The name “mayapple” refers to the golden fruit that appears under its massive leaf in late May.
11. Mock strawberry
Mock strawberries are known as false strawberries because they look like strawberries but they don’t have the same taste. Mock strawberries have a mild, watermelon taste and they are usually eaten fresh or made into jams, syrups, and pies.
Scientifically known as Manoao Colensoi, the Manoao fruit is located in New Zealand. This fruit is most commonly eaten fresh, or mixed into smoothies. Note that its bitter taste may not be appealing to some.
Melinjo is native to Asia. Its scientific name is Canarium ovatum, and it belongs to the family of Canarium. This interesting fruit has a round shape, and its skin can vary in color from white to brown. Melinjo is most commonly eaten in soups and stews due to its sour taste.
14. Malay apple
Also known as a rose apple, the Malay apple is one of the most popular in Southeast Asia. The Malay apples grow in clusters and have a strong fragrance. The skin is red or yellow and the flesh is white or pink.
Marionberry is a cross between a Chehalem blackberry and an olallieberry developed at Oregon State University in 1945. Marionberries grow in clusters and have a dark purple skin color with a tart flavor.
DID YOU KNOW? Marionberries are named after Marion County, Oregon, where they were developed.
16. Mountain pepper
Mountain pepper is a type of pepper that grows in the tropics. Its leaves are harvested and dried as a herb, while the Pepperberries are eaten as a fruit.
It is also known as “Malabar pepper” and “Indian long pepper”. The mountain pepper fruit is green when it is unripe, but it turns red when it ripens.
Muscadine fruit is a type of grape that grows in the southeastern United States. It can be eaten fresh or dried.
The muscadine plant has a distinctive appearance, with shiny leaves, long vines, and small dark-purple grapes.
18. Mangaba fruit
Also known as “Mangosteen” or “Kwai-lan”. It is native to Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
Mangaba fruit has a sweet taste. Hence, it is often used in desserts. Its taste is a cross between passion fruit, lychee, and Spanish lime. Yummy!
19. Marang fruit
The Marang fruit is a type of fruit that grows in the tropics. It can be found in Southeast Asia, specifically Malaysia. The Marang tree produces round fruits about the size of an apple with light green skin and white flesh inside.
Madrono is a dark purple fruit that is native to the Pacific coast of North America and Mexico. The madrono fruit has a long history of use in traditional medicine, but it was only recently that scientists began to study its health benefits in more detail.
There are several different types of madrono fruit, but the most common is the western madrono berry. These berries are usually eaten raw and can be found in many grocery stores. The fruit has a sweet, tangy taste and is often eaten raw.
DID YOU KNOW? Madrono is also known as the “chokeberry” and belongs to the same family as cranberries and blueberries.
21. Mammee apple fruit
Mammee apple fruit is grown in Africa and Asia. It is a round-shaped fruit with brown skin and red flesh. The mammee apple can be eaten fresh or used in cooking. It can also be dried, preserved, or fermented to make wine.
22. Melon pear
The melon pear is a hybrid fruit that is native to South America. As the name implies, melon pear is a cross between pear and melon.
The best thing about melon pear is that it has many uses in cooking. It can be used to make juice, jams, salads, and desserts.
23. Mora de Castilla
Mora de Castilla is a species of blackberry that grows in Latin America. Mora de Castilla has a sweet taste and it can be eaten raw or cooked.
24. Maprang fruit
Maprang fruit is a type of fruit found in the Philippines. It is also known as “sapodilla” or “chiku”. Maprang fruits are similar to mangoes. They taste sweet and sour, and they can be eaten raw or cooked.
25. Mamey sapote fruit
Mamey sapote fruit is native to Central America and Mexico. Mamey sapote trees are evergreen, which means they can grow year-round.
Their fruit has a sweet flavor, white flesh, and an exquisite appearance. The tree produces fruits during the summertime, and they can be harvested all year round if they are left on the tree until they are ripe.
DID YOU KNOW? Mamey sapote fruit is known as the “The Mother of all Fruits.
Maqui fruit is a small, round, and dark purple fruit that grows on the Chilean maqui tree. It is native to Chile and Argentina.
The fruits are usually eaten raw or used to make jams and preserves. Maqui juice can also be made from the fruit.
27. Manila tamarind
Manila tamarind fruit is also known as “Indian date”, “Indian date-plum”, “dokan” or “sampaloc”. The pulp of the fruit is often used as a sauce or a condiment for flavoring various dishes, while its seed pods are used in some regions for medicinal purposes.
Mamoncillo is a type of tropical fruit that belongs to the Sapindaceae family. It is also known as the West Indian cherry, Mexican cherry, and Jamaica cherry.
The Mamoncillo fruit is a small, round, and purple-colored berry with a sweet flavor. This berry has been used for centuries to make jams, jellies, and other desserts.
DID YOU KNOW? Mamoncillo fruit is also known as “the brain berry” because it contains high levels of antioxidants that are good for the brain.
Marang is a fruit that is native to Borneo, Palawan, and Mindanao islands. The fruit is a rich source of antioxidants, and it has a unique flavor that combines sweetness with sourness. The fruit can be consumed fresh or can be used in cooking for desserts or sauces.
The Morinda fruit is a small, round, and green fruit that is native to Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Indian mulberry. The Morinda fruit has a sour taste and can be eaten raw or cooked.
More Fruits That Start With M
Still haven’t found what you’ve been looking for? Worry not, here are a few more fruits starting with M:
1. Moriche palm fruit
3. Marsh Pink grapefruit
4. Mexican lime
5. Meyer lemon
6. Maqueno banana
7. Masak Hijau banana
8. Merlot grape
9. Margil apple
10. Marisol clementine
11. Minneola tangelo
12. Madison peach
13. May Pride peach
14. Mammee apple
19. Midyim berries
Ready To Nail That Guessing Game?
I hope that you’ve nailed that guessing game (or you’re about to) and that you have learned lots of interesting facts about fruits that start with M.
Consuming fruits that start with M is a great way to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. My personal favorites from this list are maqui, madrono, and manoao. What are yours? 🤔