Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bite-sized watermelons!

These micro melons are 20 times smaller than traditional watermelons, measuring just over an inch (3cm) from tip-to-tip

The rare Pepquino melon has the identical external pattern and distinctive shape of conventional watermelons and has a fresh crisp taste similar to a cucumber and juicy light green flesh.

It's a natural wild fruit, first discovered by Dutch food producers in South America who brought it to the Netherlands and cultivated it in greenhouses.

It can be eaten as a snack or appetiser, like olives, in a summer salad, stir fried or made into a sorbet and teamed with dark chocolate. Keeping up with the new trends, hip London restaurants are already making Pepquino melon martinis.

Prices start at £10 per 250g box, which contains around 50 melons.

It is a good business idea, but I doubt that the trend will last long.

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