Lazy-day tuesday blog post (aka The weather is so nice, I can’t think straight so will put this easy post up today). I have been lucky to have some crazy fruits during our travels….mangosteen, durian, rambutan, dragonfruit, guava, jackfruit, lychee, etc. But there are more out there! Seems like these would be hard to find around Portland, so I will have to hit the road again to eat these…mmmm African Horned Cucumber
Fruit Name: African Horned Melon/Cucumber (Blowfish Fruit)
Origin: Native to Africa, grown now in California, Chile, Australia
Notes: tastes like a combination of cucumber, zucchini, banana, and lemon (wow!). You can eat the peel too!
Origin: West Africa, now Caribbean, Florida
Notes: when cooked, looks and tastes like scrambled eggs (WEIRD)
Origin: SE Asia, Pacific Islands
Notes: This is the cargo that the HMS Bounty was carrying when it was mutinied. Must be cooked, tastes like bread, or potatoes. Crazy!
Notes: The flesh is soft and sweet. Mark Twain called it “the most delicious fruit known to men”. Some say it tastes like commercial bubblegum.
Notes: like passionfruit
Notes: texture is similar to hard boiled egg yolk. Tastes like maple and sweet potato. In peru, this flavor of ice cream is very popular, selling more than chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry!
Origin: SE Asia
Notes: spoils quickly, must be eaten right away when cut open. Looks nasty, tastes sweet, like a jackfruit.
Origin: SE Asia
Notes: nutty flavor, seeds are eaten, like a kiwi.Will make your pee red!
Origin: S. America
Notes: “Brazilian Grape”. Just pop em in your mouth! They have a very short life, so are best consumed near cultivation.
Fruit: Cashew Apple
Notes: the fruit of the cashew nut! Used in juices. High in Vitamin C.
Has anyone had these???