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PostSubject: Horned Melon   Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:46 am

Continuing my tour of produce people never usually eat.....

Today I tried a horned melon (AKA African Cucumber or Kiwano)



They're related to both melons and cucumbers. They taste like cucumber with a hint of melon. They're pretty bland overall. The thorns on the outside are pretty sharp. The filling is almost like someone took a peeled cucumber and ran it through a blender.

Wikipedia says these are ridiculously expensive (up to $6 a fruit). My aunt bought this one and says it was cheap because the cashier thought it was a pear for some reason.

Unless you can get one of these cheap I wouldn't recommend it. You can get the same experience by peeling a cucumber, throwing it in a blender and adding just a speck of sugar.


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PostSubject: Re: Horned Melon   Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:34 am

So it was basically a mushy cucumber... ick.
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PostSubject: Re: Horned Melon   Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:44 pm

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So it was basically a mushy cucumber... ick.

But on the plus side you could use it as a weapon as the thorns on there are pretty tough.


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PostSubject: Re: Horned Melon   Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:49 pm

catbox_9 wrote:
Continuing my tour of produce people never usually eat.....

Today I tried a horned melon (AKA African Cucumber or Kiwano)



They're related to both melons and cucumbers. They taste like cucumber with a hint of melon. They're pretty bland overall. The thorns on the outside are pretty sharp. The filling is almost like someone took a peeled cucumber and ran it through a blender.

Wikipedia says these are ridiculously expensive (up to $6 a fruit). My aunt bought this one and says it was cheap because the cashier thought it was a pear for some reason.

Unless you can get one of these cheap I wouldn't recommend it. You can get the same experience by peeling a cucumber, throwing it in a blender and adding just a speck of sugar.


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PostSubject: Re: Horned Melon   Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:01 pm

They might not taste good, but they sure do look cool.


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PostSubject: Re: Horned Melon   Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:04 pm

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They might not taste good, but they sure do look cool.



Put explosives in them and use them as grenades
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PostSubject: Re: Horned Melon   Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:09 pm

:haha:


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