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August 13, 2011
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Care to try a delicious monster?

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There’s a little-known fruit that many people have growing in their homes.  It’s called monstera deliciosa.  The leaves look like a tropical house plant, but the fruit looks like a green, scaly corn cob.  It has a tropical taste, with hints of custard apple, pineapple, and banana.  With so many flavors, it’s easy to see why it’s also called the “fruit salad fruit.”  The flower looks like a large calla lily.

We’ve been able to get some of these beautiful, exotic fruit for you to try.  A word of caution, however: you can only eat the ripened fruit!  It contains oxalic acid, and can also give you cuts, blisters, and itchiness inside your mouth and beyond when eaten unripe.  Remember, beyond…

Let the fruit ripen by standing it up, such as in a jar or vase.  As the fruit ripens, the scales will easily peel or fall off, starting from the bottom, where the stem was attached.  Only eat the part where the scales have come off.  Patience is the key! Enjoy a little bit at a time for many day.  It would be quite unwise to peel and devour the fruit whole.

You foodies know you want to try it.  What’s a little wait to be able to enjoy this scaly, delicious monster?

Beautiful monstera deliciosa fruit and flower by Linda Hartley
Beautiful monstera deliciosa fruit by Linda Hartley from Flickr
Monstera deliciosa fruit by Two Helmets Cooking from Flickr

Monstera deliciosa fruit by Two Helmets Cooking from Flickr

Leaves of the monstera plant by kewl, from Flickr

Leaves of the monstera plant by kewl, from Flickr

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One Response to “Care to try a delicious monster?”

  1. Monte - May 31st, 2014 at 9:31 am

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