kiwano

FRUIT

Kiwano

Kiwano is part of the cucumber family and has an oval shape with small spikes, for this reason 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 frui- just like the kiwi – was marketed via New Zealand in the 1980s.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, FRANCE, CROATIA

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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