Steady trickle of exotic fruits in the stores


#141

We will try it. My wife says the gift was for me actually. Neither of us are exotic. This was our first jackfruit experience.


#142

It did not look fully ripe but I bet it still tastes good. Cutting up jackfuit is a real pain re. dealing with white, sticky sap.


#143

I am sure you are correct. It wasn’t very messy. Hardly any sap.


#144

Looks delicious!


#145

I bought some Cherimoya. They are super sweet.

Tony


#146

Tony,
Our local supermarket carries it from time to time, but I have never felt comfortable to buy them,. They either looked not ripe, or looked start to rot. Where did you buy yours ? If they are from large chain grocery store, I might look for them


#147

They sell them sometimes at Wholefoods for a whopping $8 per fruit. Meh…I’ll pass.


#148

I bought them from our Asian Market. Today is Chinese New Year. They got lots of tropical fruits.

Tony


#149

How do you eat them?


#150

I place a ripe banana on top and cover them with a plastic sheet. They will ripen in about week. I halve the fruit and scoop the real sweet white flesh with seeds and eat it just like a paw paw. Spit out the seeds.

Tony


#151

Thanks


#152

Tony, thanks for the info. Wrapped with a banana is a good idea, I will try next time


#153

I went to the nearby Asian store yesterday. Everybody was right, they had new/more stuff because of the new year. I picked up some rambutan and guava. Yum! Kids didn’t like the guava.


#154

Tamarind is a fruit I really enjoy! Found some today at a Chinese grocery. For those not familiar with it https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamarind. Here are some pictures from today when I bought a pound or so to eat fresh.


#155

Clark,
The only Tamarind flavor I’ve had was in the soda made by Jarritos.Ever try that and if so,do these taste like that? Brady


#156

I’ve never had it but I might try it. These are close to a jujube , persimmon, & date in flavor.


#157

I like tamarind too. Our local hmart carries Sweet tamarind. Usually sold in small box of x pounds.


#158

Jarritos soda has the basic flavor of tamarind. Tamarind comes in to profiles sweet and sour. Tamarind is sour comes primarily from Tartaric acid a property shared with few other fruits wine grapes and cranberries. If I had to explain the flavor I have to say really good tea with fruitjuice. I hate this comparison because the flavor is must more complex,


#159

@Bradybb @IL847
From the Maprarima Girls High school Cookbook Trinidad and Tobago
the book says Cilantro but what they mean is Culanto aka long corrander or Mùi tầu,(Vietnamese)




#160

Today I found dragonfruit and jack fruit and enjoyed them both!