Saturday, September 20, 2008

Weird Fruits

Kiwano Horned Melon

Kiwano Horned Melon - is a member of the cucumber family and not of the kiwi family. Looks like an oval melon with horns and is very decorative. Picked green, the kiwano horned melon tastes like a mix of lemon and banana.

Milk Fruit

Milk fruit is known to be a popular tropical fruit indigenous to Cambodia (phlai teuk-doh koh) and Vietnam (vú sữa). The underbelly of the leaf is a greenish purple hue, while the top is a deep green. The smooth, round plant contains sticky white latex and can grow to about 200 grams in weight.

Snake Fruit

A member of the Salacca family this fruit grows in tight clusters. It is reddy brown with lots of sharp little spines. Pinch off the tip of the fruit and then peel from there. There are usually two or three sections of fruit inside. The fruit is firm rather than juicy

There is not a lot of flesh as each section contains a sizeable stone in the middle. Nibble the light brown flesh from the stone.


This round yellow to green fruit should be peeled with a knife. The fruit has an outer layer that is firm and slightly sour. The centre is soft and sweet. You need to suck this sweet centre from the seeds.

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