No this is not, I repeat /not/ a golden egg or Gorgonzola cheese or anything of the sort - it's a mango. M.. A.. N.. G.. O
Woah this does bring back memories. It is an understatement
to say this is awkward to eat. The rankings for all the fruit listed on this page do /not/ take into account ease of eating (or peeling) which is why the Pomegranate scores so highly, but it would certainly score lower if this factor was taken into account.
You open the thing up and there's an inedible 'pulp skeleton' with loads of small seeds roughly on the inside. So where's the fruit you may ask? Well, believe it or not, the fruit is contained in a very small 'bag' around each seed. So all you have to do is take out each seed and painfully bite around each one. It's a bit like eating hundreds of tiny plums! Taste is a cross between red currant, cherry and orange. If Microsoft ever designed a fruit, the Pomegranate would surely be it.
Update 20:29 23/08/2006:
Okay, if you want a nice juice drink, a good idea is to heavily bruise the pomegranate, being careful not to break the skin. This will break open the juice inside, and then you can make a hole in the pomegranate, and drink away! (Thanks go to Chris Shannon, for this suggestion.)
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There are two main varieties of the Starfruit (also known as the 'carambola'). The other type is very sour, but it's the 'slightly sweet' version which is reviewed.
Star fruit (Carambola):
Well, it certainly looks cool enough - but how does it taste? Well, similar to a watered down pineapple or apple, and almost as crunchy.
On top of this though, there's an extra flavour creeping through... plasticine(!). Once you've 'acquired' a taste for it though, it's kinda refreshing. Ish. Oh, the peel is edible by the way. [Back to top]
It would seem not all starfruit are similar in taste, judging by someone who submitted the following survey comment:
Your description of the blimbing (carambola or starfruit) resembles nothing I've ever encountered in southeast Asia, ripe from the tree, but sure sounds like what you'd get in a New Jersey supermarket ... might as well eat wax fruit!
|Winner of the "Most geometrically perfect fruit" award|
|Weirdness factor: 13/20||
|Taste rating: 32/50||