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The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat

 

    Flex your food muscle

    Without a doubt, one of the craziest fruits on this planet is the kiwano, colloquially known as a horned melon. It’s a nice yellow oval with – what else? – horns covering its surface. Sharp horns, no less. That’s completely irrelevant, however, because once you open up a kiwano it’s a whole different story.

    The only way to go about this fruit is to slice it in half and dig in. Hundreds of bright green jelly-like sacs are inside, each encasing a little seed.

    Originating from Africa and famous entirely for its striking looks, eating this miraculous fruit is no easy task.

    Slurping up some of the sacs and working to remove the seeds with your tongue takes a while; it might even be worthwhile to just eat the seeds. They don’t make that much of a difference, and they hardly detract from the fruit’s refreshing cucumber taste.

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