kiwano

FRUIT

Kiwano

This spiky fruit is related to the same family as cucumbers and melons. Because of the spikes, the kiwano is also called ‘horned melon’. The inside of a kiwano contains many chambers with jelly-like seeds. The inside of a kiwano is edible and has a fresh taste.

Availability kiwano

Yearround

Origin

The plant originates from the Kalahari in Africa. Despite the name, the kiwano is not related to the kiwi. However, the fruit – just like the kiwi – was marketed via New Zealand in the 1980s.

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kiwano

How to store

It is best to keep the kiwano in a cool place. There the fruit can be kept for several weeks. It is preferable not to keep a kiwano in the refrigerator.

How to eat

Cut the fruit in half and scoop out the pulp. For sorbets and juice, press the pulp through a sieve.

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