Bright yellow in colour and covered in short, fat spikes, the kiwano is a most intriguing fruit. Inside, the flesh is watery, lime green and filled with large seeds. The flesh is similar in texture to its relative, the cucumber, and its flavour is likened to that of a banana and a cucumber. The fruit’s many seeds make it difficult to eat from the hand, so it’s usually sliced, cut into cubes or stirred into salsas. The name kiwano is not the fruit’s real name, but a registered trademark.
Also known as — horned melon