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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