Chrysophyllum
Chrysophyllum (Star apple, Star apple, Cainito, Star apple, Milkifruit, Kaimito) DO NOT confuse with Kaimito (or Abiu). Originally from Central America, today it is cultivated in the tropics of South…

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Bread tree
Bread tree (Artocarpus altilis, Breadfruit, Pana). The same name is sometimes used for Jackfruit and Papaya, so do not get confused! New Guinea is considered to be the birthplace, from…

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Banana
Banana is also an exotic berry and belongs to the grassy family. That is, large banana trees with fruits are considered grass, after bamboo - the tallest in the world,…

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Watermelon, cucumber and watermelon

Watermelon, cucumber and watermelon – (Rough melotria, Melothria scabra, Mouse watermelon, Mouse melon, Mexican sour gherkins, Sandita, Cucamelon). A very strange subject on our list … Decide for yourself whether it is a fruit or a vegetable. The external color is very similar to watermelon, and inside is an easily recognizable texture of cucumber, while the size of the fruits growing on the vine is more like grapes: only up to 2 – 4 centimeters in length. The birthplace of this strange plant is part of America from Mexico to Panama, it is not a hybrid, but an independent plant, known as far back as the pre-Columbian time. Abroad is better known as “Cucamelon”, which, as in Russian, is formed by the addition of two words: cucumber and watermelon, that is, “cucumber + watermelon”.

The peel of the fruit is thin, but quite hard, and the flesh is very juicy. The taste is described as more like a cucumber with a small citrus sourness, those who managed to try the “cucumberzo watermelon” liked the taste. They can be eaten just like that, but more often they are added to salads, to french fries, various salty dishes, and even watermelon pickles are pickled. In addition, the creeper has edible tubers!

The composition is rich in lycopene (an antioxidant that improves heart function), beta-carotene (helps maintain healthy eyes and young skin), minerals and vitamins K, E, C and fiber.

Pluot
Pluot (Plumkot, Aprium) is a hybrid of plum and apricot, with a predominance of plum characteristics, obtained in California. The shape is similar to plum and apricot, but the skin…

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Pepino
Pepino (Melon Pear, Sweet Cucumber, Solanum muricatum) is a shrub native to South America, where it is mainly grown and also cultivated in New Zealand. Quite large rounded fruits weighing…

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Pepino
Pepino (Melon Pear, Sweet Cucumber, Solanum muricatum) is a shrub native to South America, where it is mainly grown and also cultivated in New Zealand. Quite large rounded fruits weighing…

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Pluot
Pluot (Plumkot, Aprium) is a hybrid of plum and apricot, with a predominance of plum characteristics, obtained in California. The shape is similar to plum and apricot, but the skin…

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