finding new fruit to try.

@deebomb (15323)
United States
February 16, 2011 12:32pm CST
The other day I was at the super center called meijer with my granddaughter and daughter. As we were passing the produce section we saw q very pretty green fruit that we had never seen before. meijer has a more diversified produce section than Wal-mart does. Any way we decided to try a Cherimoya. They had a picture of a cross section of the fruit. It was described as being sweet. We decided we needed to try one. I went on the web to find out more about this unusual looking fruit. It is supposed to have a delicate flavor and the large seeds are poisonous. This is an interesting fruit. I'm always ready to try something new. We have decided we didn't care for this fruit. But after doing more research on the web we may not have allowed the fruit to ripen as it should. Any way I don't think we will try it again. Just how venturesome are you?
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
17 Feb 11
I have to say that I get most of my produce at Walmart or Sams, but if I want to make soup, I often go over to HEB for a bit fresher and a bit more variety in the veggies. I do find that parties are the places I try out most new things, but I'm pretty conservative in my tastes so I don't venture too far off the beaten fruit path - but saying that, I ADORE kiwi! That's another one that really needs to be ripe!
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
17 Feb 11
I have a hard time with kiwis, peaches and apricots. The peel is fuzzy and I don't like fuzzy. I have to peel them. but I do like them. One of my granddaughters buys them instead of candy bars.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
17 Feb 11
I've never considered kiwi skin eatable, and I don't eat peaches (BAD allergic reaction once - may not have been the peach, but its what my body blames!) I don't get apricots much, tho I really like them, but they don't sell them in bulk much at Sam's and Sam's fruit is REALLY good! Got to buy a bag, but its normally fresh and yummy!
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
16 Feb 11
I have been to Meijer and have seen some of the different fruit too. I wonder what it would taste like. usually its so expensive I don't want to buy it and not like it. I guess I should try it when I have some extra money. I do like to try new stuff. Have you ever had paw paw fruit. Its oval shaped and green. Its in the jungle Book song. My neighbor has some Paw Paw trees in his yard. I tried it and its not something I like alot. Have you ever heard of korabi? you grow it in the garden, it sort of taste like a radish but its much bigger. He had some of them too.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
17 Feb 11
Hello Polly. How are you doing? I have heard of paw paws. When I was kid in second grade we had a song we sang "Picking up paw paws, putting then in a basket". Tats all I remember of the song. But I have never had one. I have not seen any of them either. I have had korabi, I have put them in stews.
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
17 Feb 11
Paw Paws are about the size of a med orange. They are green on the outside. Yellow mushy inside, with lots of large black seeds. At least thats what I remember, I had one about 4 years ago. Does the korabi soften up when cooked or still keep a crunch.
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@AKRao24 (18243)
• India
16 Feb 11
Hi dear Deebomb! It was interesting story I heard from you! Like you people I am also interested in trying new fruits. I am from India and in India itself we have many types of fruits, which are not commonly available to every one! This is because India is a big country and we have about 28 states and some Union territories also. Since India is a big country and is tropical country we have various varieties of fruits. Basically I used to live in the central part of India and there we used to have fruits which were grown locally. Now having shifted to northern part of the country which is much colder than rest of the country we get many new fruits and till date w must have tried at least 6 to 7 new varieties of fruits which we never tasted before! Now with the good improved transportation the things have become better and we have access to these remote fruits more or less throughout the country! We also try many types of exotic fruits which are available easily in the Malls! Thus we are venturous in trying new fruits and some times vegetables also! Thanks !
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
16 Feb 11
Hello AKR I now live with my daughter and she and her family. They really don't like to try new foods. Though every once in a while I do make a new dish. I find new dishes very interesting. It is a way to get aquainted with a new culture. I have fallen in love with turmeric and ginger.
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@AKRao24 (18243)
• India
17 Feb 11
Wow! That is really great to hear! We should really try to learn about culture of others and get acquainted with it! I am happy to know that you liked ginger and turmeric. Apart from imparting the taste to the food, in fact these ingredients have medicinal properties also and they are good for health. In Indian dishes there two things are almost mandatory and people all over the country use these things. Both the ingredients can be used when they are fresh and at the same time they can br dried and used also! You can refer any site to know about the medicinal value of these ingredients.Thanks
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@Ichiru101 (286)
• United States
16 Feb 11
Well I am a huge fruit fan. Anything that is tasty and new should always be given a try.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
16 Feb 11
Hello Ichiru and welcome to myLot. I do like a lot of different fruits too. Right now I'm thinking pineapple.
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16 Feb 11
Until now, I have not been at all adventuresome when it comes to fruit! I generally do not like much fruit and veg, but I'm trying to improve my health so I've told my partner to get the greens in when he does the next grocery shop. I've had an apple today, I'm starting as I mean to go on! I think that trying new fruits is a really good idea, to keep healthy eating interesting. I'd like to try new things to try and keep myself interested in eating well.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
16 Feb 11
I am finding that there are a big variety in apple too. I like Most of t hem. The red and yellow delicious is not a very good one as far as I'm concerned. They are just two mealy.
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@Liliac26 (558)
• Romania
16 Feb 11
I think I've tried almost every type of fruit I could find at my local supermarket, but they don't carry a large variety. I love to try out new things, especially when it comes to food, but my choices are limited by what I can find (and money, of course).
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
16 Feb 11
Hello Liliac and welcome to myLot. I thought the publix grocery store chain in the southern part of my country had a good variety of exotic fruits and vegetables but his store has a lot more. Some are very expensive too.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
16 Feb 11
I'm not very adventurous but that's only because of the money issue. Some of those fruits are quite expensive! I love Meijer's produce section--they have so many different things that other stores don't have! And their produce is attractive, I often see gnats flying around Walmart's produce.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
16 Feb 11
Hello dragon. The Cherimoya was expensive. Actually it cost $3.99 which is really too high but she wanted to try it and so she did, She works and doesn't really have any expenses. I have moved up here from South Carolina and we didn't have any meijers down there. As far as the gnats at walmart that is a poor store manager. )One of my granddaughters works for a Publix Store in S.C. and if we wanted to try a fruit ther the produce manager would cut it open for us.
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
17 Feb 11
Good morning, deebomb! You betcha...if it is "plant" based, I definitely (if I can afford)give it a whirl! I guess from doing some travelling in the past, I opened up..and became venturesome in fruits and veggies, but I draw the line, carefully when offered some of the other foods, like insects, fish or animals! I am not vegan...but can be squeamish! I have not tried Cherimoya, and would jump at the chance! Lately, I have re-introduced Pomegranate's into my diet..and just love them, and for once it is good that something I love, is also beneficial, as they are loaded with antioxidants! Take care...and Cheers!
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• Canada
18 Feb 11
Yes, pomegranates are right up there, in the anti-oxidants...and I truly do not mind seperating the good from the bad...(juice from seed)...I usually do it, whilst watching a good T.V. program! I use my garlic press for juicing, but I am sure there is a better way! I am so sorry about RA..and know it can be very restricting! Each person reacts so differently..but sadly, it is common, and I have friends whom had success with deleting red meat...and "nightshade" family plants from their diet! Grapes, I understand, also, are very beneficial...and my dearly departed MIL, used and swore by the GIN/Raisin concoction that I have seen posted here, before! Am wondering about your bodies rejection of peaches (fuzzy fruit)as sadly, the chemical toxins, of course cling to the fuzz...peeling gets it on your hands in higher concentrations than other hard skinned fruits, and peeling you are handling the fruit, and getting it back on the edibles! There is a bakery, in the Niagara Falls area of Canada...that collects all the grapeskins from the local winery...they are dried, pulvarized to the consistency of flour...and this grape-skin flour is used in ALL their baking. They are a huge success, with many customers relating the benefits! Have a great weekend...dee, I missed seeing you here for a while, hope all is well!
• Philippines
17 Feb 11
Hello Dee! I live in a tropical place and i believe i have tasted all the fruit available here and that includes the dreaded Durian fruit, which by the way is quite yummy in my own palatable opinion. I promised myself that when i get to a place where its colder and has more different varieties of fruit i would taste them all. My first activity would be go to the produce store and buy as much of every variety as i can. I believe that it would be fun to be able to taste all the flavors that nature can present to us.If you live in a place where you can do so you should be more adventurous and i love it that you even do your home work for the fruit that interest you for the moment.I commend your adventurous palate!
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• Philippines
17 Feb 11
By the way we have a similar fruit here in the Philippines and its called ATIS.In other books its called Sugar apple or sweet Sop. I would describe it as a sweet,soft and a little soppy and sandy textured fruit when its ripe. It is really good.
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@semus9x (47)
• Vietnam
17 Feb 11
Good morning ! it was delicious. I wish to be like you. in VietNam is not so good things. all must be checked carefully before buying because it is not hygienic all. In the supermaket is more hygienic. you should keep your idea! It is good idea.
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@lakshmi11 (279)
• United States
22 Feb 11
Hey deebomb, Your story brought me back many years, when artichokes were unknown to the country and the people where I lived. - To introduce them every household got one. But there was no explanation how to eat them. We also thought that they were horrible in taste and never tried them again.- Until much later when I lived in France I learned to prepare them and now I love to eat them. Then I remember the first Avocado I ever had. It was too hard,-thus as everyone nowadays knows, not ripe yet.- And did you ever hear how the humble potato was introduce to Europe? It was delivered to the people to try it out, but nobody knew that you eat the part which is in the earth. So those innocent people started to eat the fruit above the earth and all got sick from it. So they decided to make a big fire and burn the potato plants. When the fire went out, someone decided to try the from the fire roasted, lovely smelling roots and those were delicious.- I guess that there are lots and lots of funny and interesting stories out there about unknown fruit.