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Unusual fruits and veggies to slice and dice on your cutting board

August 26, 2011
Unusual fruits and veggies to slice and dice on your cutting board

Here are 7 unusual fruits and vegetables that will add some colour to your diet

We are frequently told to eat more fruits and vegetables every day. Most of us try to follow this dietary rule, but it’s always the same old thing: we get tired of eating them pretty quickly. Here are 7 unusual and eccentric fruits and vegetables for you to prepare on your cutting board in order to add some variety to your favourite meals or salads.

Dragon Fruit:
The dragon fruit, whose real name is pitaya, is a fruit native to South America and Asia. Its red spiky exterior hides a white speckled flesh that sour, juicy and refreshing. It can be seen in the picture on the right.

Chayote:
This pear shaped vegetable’s skin can be either smooth or spiky. It is native to Central America and it can be eaten raw, in salads or salsas.

Chinese artichokes:
The Chinese artichoke, who’s less common name is the crosne, can intimate more than one person because its appearance that remind anyone of a caterpillar. It is often eaten pickled, sautéed or as garnish in salads.

-Cherimoya:
With an average size similar to that of a grapefruit, the flavour of this fruit is quite original. People describe it as being a mixture of pineapple, banana and strawberry. Because of this unusual sweet flavour, it is often found in fruit salads and desserts.

-Persimmons
This little orange fruit could almost be mistaken for a tomato. When it’s in season, it’s used in salads or desserts and it is often pureed or used in sauces.

-Pomelo:
This fruit is one of the halves responsible for giving birth to the grapefruit. Grapefruits are a combination of an orange and a pomelo. It is the largest citrus fruit in Asia and its pink flesh taste much like the one found in a grapefruit, except it is much sweeter.


http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/food/galleries/weird_fruits_and_vegetables/weird_fruits_and_vegetables.html
 

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