Some call it a jelly melon, others call it a kiwano fruit. Often it’s described as a horned cucumber. Whatever name you prefer, there’s no denying that this extremely unusual-looking fruit has got serious horns and a very distinctive, tangy taste. Naturally occurring in the dryland areas of Southern Africa, it has recently found fame worldwide for its exotic looks and flavour as well its exceptional nutritional value. In this episode from his ongoing series on African Crops For The Future, Gus (the African Plant Hunter) shares some of his enthusiasm for this unique fruit and its many attributes.
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