Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Product of the week - Kiwano

Here's the scoop from Wikipedia (once I read the eating instructions I chickened out of tasting this one):

The horned melon, also called melano, African horned cucumber or melon, jelly melon, hedged gourd, English tomato, or kiwano, is the vine Cucumis metuliferus and is of African origin. It is grown for its fruit, which looks like an oval melon with horn-like spines. The fruit of this plant is edible, but it is used as often for decoration as for food. ... Its' tastes has been compared to a combination of cucumber and zucchini or a combination of banana, cucumber and lemon.

1 comment:

kdragon said...

no wonder you gave this one a miss. Have to say the flavour doesn't sound all that appealing either.