Friday, June 1, 2012

Alien Ingredient #31: Longan

Here's a small fruit from southeast Asia that I have never encountered before. Longans are small quarter dollar-sized fruits whose flesh resembles a white peeled grape, surrounding a small chestnut-looking seed in the center. The brown husk is easy enough to peel off. The flavor is very mild and very sweet, at honeydew melon with a hint of pineapple.

Vote: Good fruit, but not even close to the top of my list. I won't go out of my way to get any more of these.

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