Friday, October 16, 2009

Fruity Friday: Mystery Fruit

Welcome to The Ides of MoFo. In honor of this auspicious occasion, I am pleased to present Fruity Friday.

During the summer, a coworker and I went to Grand Central Market every Friday to treat ourselves to a new fruit. Toward the end, we ran out of things we hadn't tried, but were lucky enough to come across a new fruit elsewhere. One Thursday night, we went to the Vegetarian Dim Sum House in Chinatown and passed a vendor selling fruit neither of us had had before. We didn't even know what it was called (and the signs were in Chinese). So we decided to buy it and eat it the next day for Fruity Friday. Help us discover what it is!

I was a bit applish, but much harder (the salesperson said it was ripe despite the hardness). The seeds were in a honeycomb-looking kind of thing in the center. The aftertaste was kind of earthy, somewhat unpleasant and very, very strong. So strong that I had to go get something else to eat to get it out of my mouth and my coworker said it gave her heartburn.

Anyone have any idea what it could be?

Have a great weekend!

UPDATE: According to Eat Your Veggies and easlydstracted, it's a guava. How embarassing! I always thought guava was red or pink inside, but Google just told me it can be white too. Mystery solved!


Eat Your Veggies said...

hmmm it looks like guava. i used to eat guava with salt/chili growing up all th time! yum

easlydstracted said...

totally looks and sounds like guava.

Seitan Said Dance said...

Thanks! I always thought they were darker inside, but the Internet has just told me they can be different colors.