A medium papaya has even more fiber than a medium apple—enough to satisfy about 20 percent of your daily adequate intake. Add papaya to a salad with sliced jicama, cucumber, lime juice, chili powder, and salt.
Similar taste: Quince
This relative of the apple is denser and more tart. To soften and sweeten, David Lebovitz, author of Ready for Dessert, poaches 8 quince with 7 cups water, ½ cup honey, 1 cup sugar, lemon juice, and 1 vanilla bean.