Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Exotic Eating....

     We were picking up some groceries at the local supermarket a couple of weeks ago, when V noticed some interesting fruit nestled among the monotony of apples, oranges, and pears. We decided to pick up a couple of exotic-like fruit that we had never seen before, simply for the fun of it. The first one that stood out, looked like an orange albeit with a little stem sticking out at the top, and with hard plastic like skin. The second one we purchased (but haven't eaten yet) looks a like a distant cousin (of the third or fourth variety) of a tomatoe and a chili pepper.

     After having brought these amazing looking fruits home, we turned to the first thing that anyone would when looking for information, google. After a search of a couple of minutes we were able to deduce that the orange-like fruit is known as a Sweet Granadilla(much like a Passion Fruit) while the tomatoe's distant cousin is rather a tamarillo or tree tomatoe.

     After having sat in the fridge for a couple of days we finally decided to open up the sweet granadilla (prior to knowing it was a sweet fruit) and proceed to eat it. It was tough at first to cut open, but soon gave in the smooth blade of the knife, revealing a gooey green slimey clump of little seeds (we didn't have any immediate takers, surprising...). After having examined what was before us, I decided to take the plunge at give it a try. It first felt somewhat like jello, but tasted like a bit like a kiwi. The seeds within the gooey goodness were crunchy much like those found within a pomegranate. We passed the sweet granadilla around the table and scooped the crunchy mush out with a spoon until it was all gone. In the words of Maxwell House Coffee, it was good to the last "metaphorical" drop. An interesting experience to say the least.


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