Fruit have a handful of different factors that make it appealing (or unappealing) to eat. From freshness to sweetness, there’s a reason that some fruits are considerably more popular than others. One topic that doesn’t get talked about enough is that of stickiness. Perhaps it’s because stickiness doesn’t necessarily have much consequence on the flavor—but nevertheless, it contributes to the experience. So if you can’t stand anything sticky, here are three fruits you may want to avoid.
Mango may be one of the most delicious fruits around, but it’s also one the stickiest. Be honest with yourself. You enjoy an occasional mango, but if it wasn’t so sticky, you’d be eating that thing ’round the clock.
Here’s another fruit that you can’t quite shake the stickiness once you’ve held it in your hand for too long. Also quite delicious like mango, it won’t stop people from eating pineapple—but you may want to think twice if you’re about to shake someone’s hand.
With oranges, it’s not so much about the stickiness as it is about the squirting. Orange juice just gets everywhere when you dig into it, and this certainly contributes to a sticky, messy experience.