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While Black Currant is popular and widely used, the same cannot be said about Native Currant. Because of its small size and cultivation difficulty it will probably never be grown on a global scale.

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Naranjilla name translates to "Little Orange" in Spanish. However, it is not related to orange at all but closer to eggplant or tomato.

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According to the USDA, Nannyberry is also known as "Sheepberry" because the aroma of over-ripened fruit smells like damp sheep wool. I don't know if I want to experience that!

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Some health benefits of Nance.

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Kumquats are rich with sodium and potassium, electrolytes essential to humans. Pictured here is the Nagami Kumquat, thought to derive genetically from mandarin oranges.

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Naartjie (pronounced nar-chee, incase you are wondering) is a citrus fruit found in South Africa. Check out how to make marmalade from this exotic fruit.

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Different varieties of Muskmelon include cantaloupe. On Christopher Columbus brought Muskmelon seeds on his second voyage to Isabela Island (largest island in the Galapagos). They were plant there in 1494. Featured above is the "Sleeping Beauty" variety.

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Native to Indonesia, Mundu is round and can reach a diameter of 5-8 cm.

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Mortiño is also known as the "Blueberry of the Andes". The berry may benefit Columbia's health and economy. To find out more click on the link.

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Mora de Castilla is related to Mora Común, but is considered more appealing due to its adaptability to climate and usually produces more fruit.

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