Sunday, August 31, 2008
Eat a New Fruit or Vegetable
This is a kiwano, otherwise known as a horned melon, melano, African horned cucumber, or hedged gourd. I found this at my local grocery store in the tropical fruit section, so I thought that this would be the perfect excuse to try a new fruit or vegetable. After some research, I discovered that it is native to Zimbabwe, and it is mainly eaten as a snack.
The green, slimy seeds have a taste similar to kiwi or cucumber. It isn't something that I would ever crave, because it takes so long to eat (you have to spit the seeds out as you go), but I would definitely say that it was a pleasant experience.