This will be a nice simple post. I ate a kiwano melon (Cucumis metuliferus) today. It’s a way cool, interesting fruit – as obvious from the picture. Originally from South Africa, it is grown in the US now. It’s actually quite good in a way. The green jelly surrounding the seeds is sweet and tart, tasting green like a cucumber, but with banana, melon, and maybe a little kiwi? thrown in. Now that I think about it, it tastes like green jell-o.
Unfortunately it comes with seeds, in each little packet of jelly, and it is hard to get them out. Supposedly you ca eat them, but I find them rather bitter. (websites say they are bland, but no, they have a touch of bitterness to them.).
So now, I need to figure out how I can eat this. Various recipes say to put in salads, or to make smoothies. But I think it will take some work – and maybe a strainer.
Wish me luck. I will update you.