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15 Fruits You've Probably Never Heard Of

by Daniel Rogov » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:38 pm

Sent to me by one of my faithful correspondents. Oddly enough I've actually tasted 9 of the fifteen fruits in question.
Worth perusing at http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating- ... ink-exotic

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Re: 15 Fruits You've Probably Never Heard Of

by Michael P » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:01 pm

Cool. I have had six of these. The outside of the Rambutan was frightening, although the Durian looks pretty intense too.
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Re: 15 Fruits You've Probably Never Heard Of

by Daniel Rogov » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:37 pm

With the Durian, only if you manage to get past the stink all is well. Believe me, until you've smelled a Durian you have not smelled anything!!!

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Re: 15 Fruits You've Probably Never Heard Of

by Scott Lancer » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:22 am

I am also at 6, and my favorites among those are the cherimoya and mangosteen. Both offer a physical challenge greater than does a banana, but are most assuredly worth it.

Of those I have yet to try, the monstera deliciosa is particularly magnetic, and the ackee is somewhat terribly frightening.

Also, I have heard of the stink of durian, rather similar to brettanomyces, if I recall correctly. And I have also forgotten what it is that will remove the smell form your hands.
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Re: 15 Fruits You've Probably Never Heard Of

by Daniel Rogov » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:38 am

Scott, Hi....

Two ways to remove almost any scent from your hands -

(a) Take a slice of fresh mango, crush it in your hands and "wash" as you woud soap
(b) Sprinkle your hands generously with lemon salt, add a few drops of water to dampen and then was as usual

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Re: 15 Fruits You've Probably Never Heard Of

by Matilda L » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:21 am

I've had a few of these. Cherimoya, pepino, rambutan, mangosteen. I've had durian, and durian icecream, in Singapore. The fruit is a weird experience, with your nose saying "pew!!!" and your mouth saying "delicious!". The ice cream doesn't have the stink ... it also is quite a mild version of the flavour, or the one I tried was.

There's a fruit called lucuma that you find in Peru and Ecuador - a nice caramel-maple flavour. Popular for making ice cream. Lovely.

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