Friday 11 December 2015

Soul Fruits

I love trying new things - especially foods.  So when I saw this bizarre looking fruit in the supermarket I just had to buy it.

It turns out it's called 'kiwano' but also goes by a number of other names according to wikipedia: cucumis metuliferus, horned melon, African horned cucumber, jelly melon or blowfish fruit.

It's orangey skin has little horns along it and I was surprised to see that the inside was bright green.  
I googled how to eat these bizarre jelly-like insides.  

It is primarily eaten as a snack/salad and tasted kind of like a sour cucumber.  Many people suck out the pulp and then spit out the seeds.
Others eat the peel which is rich in vitamin C and fibre.  

Unfortunately it wasn't a winner in my taste opinion!

To partner up with this random find, I also bought a golden kiwi and a passionfruit.

Passionfruit is another seedy inside fruit with contrasting colours but much sweeter in taste. Though from a texture (& visual) point of view I prefer it juiced!
Golden kiwi fruit is also a nice sweet fruit - sweeter than it's green relative and also less 'hairy' meaning that people often eat the skin as well.

A fun random fruity combo to perk up an afternoon.

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