Saturday, March 1, 2008

Cherimoya Revealed

This puppy sliced open like butter, revealing a custardy white flesh, with an almost pungent smell, like papaya. However, the taste was exquisite. While I read that it was supposed to taste like mango, pineapple and strawberry, I would describe it more like a creamy pineapple. It almost had a bitter finish, but not unpleasant, if that makes any sense. The pits were solid and about the size of coffee beans. I figured that scooping out the flesh and eating it from the spoon would be the easiest option. I put one half in the freezer for about 10 minutes, and it was even better that way. At $4 per pound, it's not an every day fruit, but if you get a chance to try one, don't be afraid....go for it!

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