Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Velvet Apples

Weird right?

It's rare that I come across a fruit that I haven't heard of before these days but the farmer's market in Kahului stumped me again!

Velvet Apples: Grown in many tropical regions of the world especially southeast Asia, and the tropical Indo-Pacific Isles. Also know as the "cream cheese fruit". The skin of the fruit is covered with a fine velvet like fur and the flesh is mildly sweet, creamy, and has "perfume like" aftertaste. When ripe, the fruit smells a bit like blue cheese? Hence the nickname I guess? I don't know....I don't think I'll be re-purchasing the Velvet Apple but it's always fun to try new things...


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