Adventures In Produce – Star Fruit
Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 at
Last week Ryan and I started our Adventures In Produce series. We have decided to buy a new fruit or veggie, something we have never tried before, about once a week and then blog about it. This week’s produce adventure was a fruit called the star fruit. We actually tried this one a few days ago but I wasn’t able to get to bloggin’ as much this week because we are enjoying some fun family time.
I have heard a lot of different things about the origins of this particular fruit and most of the claims say it is a tropical sweet used in a lot of Thai recipes. Whatever it is it looked ugly until we cut it open.
When we found the star fruit at the farmers market about a quarter mile from our house I was drawn in by its fragrance. I knew that I would probably like a fruit that had such a delicious smell. They were $1 a piece though so we only got one.
We let it ripen a little more on the counter because it was still a little green and I was told to eat it when it was yellow. It still had a little bit of greenish on it when we cut it open but I am pretty sure that is okay.
I sliced off the top and cut the star fruit into star shaped pieces, removing any seeds, and it looked very cool. The kids thought it was neat looking, too, and were all ready to try it.
It was good! A little tart but I think it still had some ripening to do so this fruit would have tasted really, really good after a few more days but I am impatient.
Kait didn’t like it at all, neither did Ben. The rest of the kids loved it and ate what was left after Ryan and I had our yummy pieces.
Kumquats and star fruit so far. What’s next?
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