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by:Jake Lavine

Yellow is for Pineapple

Yellow is for Jackfruit

The jackfruit is the biggest food that grows on a tree. It grows in tropical areas, and weighs usually around 80 pounds and has a length of a whopping 3 feet. The jackfruit also is a good source of protein, potassium and calcium. Plus it tastes like a mix of a mango, papaya, and banana. This mix of fruit taste makes it perfect in coleslaw and tacos.

Yellow is for Jackfruit

Did you hear that this giant can help cure colorectal cancer. In fact it is the most powerful fruit that does that because it contains lignans, saponins, and isoflavones, which have anticancer, antihypertensive, anti-ulcer, antioxidant, and anti-aging habits. This is a huge because discovery because nearly half of all patients diagnosed with the disease will die from it. That's crazy because in the USA only in 2013 there was 1.17 million people with it. That's a half million people dying from one type of cancer that can be treated.

The First Fruit Doctor

Scientific name: Artocarpus heterophyllus

Size/Weight: 90 centimeters in length 80 lbs

Origin: Western ghats of india

Varieties: Two varieties of jackfruit: varikka and koozha

Ripening tips: Slowly dark patches and yellow color will appear when ripening

Climate/Where it’s grown: Near tropical and India, southeast Asia, the East Indies, Philippines and eastern Africa

Yellow is for African Horned Cucumber

Yellow is for African Horned Cucumber

The African Horned Cucumber also known as the “Blowfish Fruit” has edible skin spiky skin. It’s a popular fruit snack in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of the U.S. The African Horned Cucumber has a yellow outside but a gooey green inside. Did you know that the African Horned Cucumber was even in a episode of star trek. Finally the African Horned Cucumber is actually in the melon family.

Did you ever think that one food can taste like two different things? Well it is possible. The African Horned Cucumber unripe tastes like blend of Lime, Banana, and Melon. But if it is ripe then it would taste close to a cucumber. This shows that you can first eat it and it taste fruity but then one month later you eat it again and the same fruit you ate before would taste like cucumber.

2 Different Tastes

Scientific name: Cucumis metuliferus

Size/Weight: 8-10cm and 209g

Origin: Sub-Saharan Africa

Varieties: None 

Climate/Where it’s grown: Hot and dry and United States, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand.

Ripening tips: When turned from green to yellow

Yellow is for White Grapefruit

The white grapefruit also known as “the forbidden fruit” Is a tart and bitter food. It grows on a tree and is very hydrating. This fruit even aids weight loss. The food has yellow smooth skin with red juicy inside. It even looks and comes from the same citrus family as the lemon.

Yellow is for White Grapefuit

Did you know that the white grapefruit Was an accident on cross between the pomelo, and Shaddock. This happens in 1750. I was named for the way grew in clusters like grapes. It was only in 1830 that the fruit was considered separate from the pomelo. It was called “forbidden fruit” because the people who found it were searching for the identity of the original tree of good and evil.

An accident

Scientific name: Citrus paradis

Size/Weight: 10cm and 8oz


Climate/Where it’s grown: Warm subtropical and Florida, California, Texas, Arizona, South America, Australia, South Africa, Israel and India.

Varieties: None

Ripening tips: Should feel firm and slightly round

Yellow is for Casu Marzu

Casu marzu sounds nice but not really. Casu marzu is Italian soft sheep cheese with real maggot larvae inside. This unsettling cheese takes months to prepare it since you have to have real maggots inside it to create their eggs on the cheese to perfect the dish. The cheese is usually bowl shaped since the maggots eat it and has a color of light yellow to white.  It has been banned by European union but still on black market today.

Yellow is for Casu Marzu

The cheese is not only disgusting but harmful too. When you take a bite of casu marzu you are putting in your mouth what the maggots have already eaten. This could poison you. Which means that your stomach acids can’t help you. Eating the cheese can also cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea.


Scientific name: None

Size/Weight: Depends

Origin: Italy

Climate/Where it’s made: none Italy

Varieties: None

Ripening tips: When maggots are dead the cheese has gone bad

Yellow is for Sand Pear

Soft sand pears are also known as the asian pear and looks a lot like a apple. It has large water content so It can bruise very easily. The pear is reasonably big and has smooth skin. The pear also has a regular white inside with yellow and green outside. The pear got its nickname from them growing in china and japan.

Yellow is for Sand Pear

In China, asian pears are supposed to represent immortality. That means it's bad luck when a asian pear tree falls. The destruction of a pear tree symbolized tragic or untimely death. Also bad luck in China is to share a pear because it may lead to separation of friends or lovers. As you can see the asian pear is a very important fruit for china.

A Symbolized Fruit

Scientific name: Pyrus pyrifolia

Size/Weight: Depends on the shape

Origin: China and Japan

Climate/Where it’s grown: Mild and East Asia, India, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States California

Varieties: Thousands of different kinds

Ripening tips: Apply gentle pressure near the stem end. If it gives slightly, it's most likely ready to be eaten

Yellow is for Chanterelle

This fungus is the most popularly eaten species of of wild mushroom. Which is ironic because you can only eat them if they are perfectly cooked. The mushroom is yellow with a funnel shaped or flower like look. It also has a lot of vitamin D, Vitamin C and iron. Make sure that if you get some of your own the mushrooms that are wet, dark-colored, or have mold spots.

Yellow is for Chanterelle

Did you know that something can be tiny in one place but be huge in another? Get ready to be educated. Growing chanterelles in europe and asia is the size of your thumb but the one the grows in the united states is the size of your hand. Still europe claims that theirs are small but taste better.  Well now you know it’s possible.


Scientific name: Cantharellus cibarius

Size/Weight: 2-5in and .1oz

Origin: Not known

Climate/Where it’s grown: California or Germany, They grow in the woods of Missouri and the forests of the Pacific Northwest.

Varieties: None

Ripening tips: Fresh mushrooms last 10 days in the refrigerator

Yellow is for Yellow Courgette

Yellow courgette is really just another word for zucchini. It is a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. The fruit can be eaten raw and is a type of squash. It is green or yellow and has soft white flesh plus smooth skin. It can even reach a meter in length!

Yellow is for Yellow Courgette

Did you know that vegetarians use zucchini for substitutes in regular dishes. You could make anything from zucchini pasta to zucchini hot dogs. To 375 million people that could be normal! What's even crazier is some non vegetarian people think zucchini pasta can be better than regular pasta. Who’s going to be the substitute now.

The Substitute

Scientific name: Cucurbita pepo var

Size/Weight: 15 to 25 cm and 1 cup=5 1/2 oz

Origin: Italy

Climate/Where it’s grown: 60 to 70 F and United states, Central america, and Mexico

Varieties: None

Ripening tips: Can be picked whenever

Yellow is for Carambola

The Carambola also known as star fruit is a popular snack in asia, the south pacific, and Micronesia. The fruit tastes like tart and the skin is edible. It has lots of vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. It got its name because when you slice it and lay them flat it looks like stars. The yellow food also has green tips on it naturally rough skin.  

Yellow is for Carambola

Did you know that If your kidney function is impaired eating carambola can be deadly? This has to do with neurotoxin that is in starfruit. Regular people who don’t have problems with their kidney can process and pass the toxin out of their bodies. Other people with kidney problems can’t pass the toxin and it stays in them and causes serious illness. One of the ways to find out that there was star fruit in what you ate and you have kidney problems is you will start hiccuping.

A Deadly Mistake

Scientific name: Averrhoa carambola

Size/Weight: 2-6 in and 124 g

Origin: unknown

Climate/Where it’s grown: Subtropical and tropical.

Varieties: King, Bell, Sri Kembangan, Arkin, and Fwang Tung

Ripening tips: Ripe when yellow

Yellow is for Quince

The quince is a yellow fruit that has a very hard inside. It can be a very useful fruit because it can be a substitute for a apple or a pear. The bad thing is that the fruit has to be cooked to be eaten. The quince also looks just like a yellow apple. It even has the same stem and leaf.

Yellow is for Quince

Did you know that the quince is one of the earliest known fruits. It came a long before medieval times. So what makes this weider is that jews believe that eve took a apple off the tree and ate it when god said not to. But the question is could the apple really have been a quince? No one knows for sure.

The Ancient Fruit

Scientific name: Cydonia oblonga

Size/Weight: 1.5-2.5 in and 250-750gms

Origin: asia

Climate/Where it’s grown: Cooler spots of a subtropical place and asia and australia

Varieties: 15 different kinds

Ripening tips: yellow and should smell fruity

Scientific name: Averrhoa carambola

Size/Weight: 2-6 in and 124 g

Origin: unknown

Climate/Where it’s grown: Subtropical and tropical.

Varieties: King, Bell, Sri Kembangan, Arkin, and Fwang Tung

Ripening tips: Ripe when yellow

Yellow is for Pineapple

The tropical fruit the pineapple can help eye health, Immune system, and bone strength. The pineapple ripens quicker upside down. It has spiky light brown skin and yellow inside. The pineapple is also good at tenderizing meat. Also when you eat too much pineapple you get burns in your mouth. Do you want to know why? It’s because the pineapple is literally digesting the tender skin inside your mouth. Don’t worry though it will go away and you will be fine.

Yellow is for Pineapple

A Lot of Pineapples

Did you know that one tiny area makes 13% of the supply of pineapples for the entire world? Do you where it is? Its is Hawaii! Hawaii  grows 400 million pineapples in peak season. That’s 400 million plants on a couple of islands.

Scientific name: Ananas comosus

Size/Weight: Around a foot and 2-6lb

Origin: Brazil and paraguay

Climate/Where it’s grown: Warm and humid and South America, and it eventually reached the Caribbean, Hawaii, Central America, and Mexico,

Varieties: Red Spanish, Queen, Abacaxi, Smooth Cayenne.

Ripening tips: Ripe when green

Pyrus pyrifolia

 Cydonia oblonga

Sand pear


Cantharellus cibarius

Cucurbita pepo var

Yellow Courgette

Averrhoa carambola



Artocarpus heterophyllus

Ananas comosus

Casu Marzu




Cucumis metuliferus

White Grapefruit

African Horned Cucumber

Citrus paradis

















The amount of people who heard about these foods