Wednesday, 3 August 2011

lemonade fruit

a lemonade fruit.

I like a good old-fashioned lemonade. You know, the one you make at home with freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar, water, ice and lots of love - it's definitely one of life's simple pleasures. So when I spied lemonade fruits - apparently a cross between a lemon and a mandarin - at Ripe Organics in Prahran Market last Friday, I was quite intrigued.

"Are they sour like lemon?" I asked the store assistant.
"No, they taste like lemonade! You can eat them just like that." He says cheerily.

Sold.

Once I got home, I sliced up my lemonade like an orange and tasted it. And it does taste like lemonade. Yes, that familiar hint of lemony acidity is there, but it's gentle on the tastebuds, and comes with a little wave of sweetness that goes down easily. I can just imagine how refreshing they would be juiced and served icy-cold.

Lemonades have a short season in Australia - so if you're interested, keep an eye out for them, get in quick, and share your experiences with me...

sliced lemonade... sweet, sour, juicy.

13 comments:

  1. Another interesting fruit! I'll keep an eye out for them. :)

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  2. I need to keep up with those interesting hybrids. :)

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  3. Haha, what a fun hybrid! And it makes perfect sense as well, will have to keep a look out. :)

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  4. oh? I must keep an eye out then :)

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  5. Brings me back 18 years ago, can't remember where exactly but it's in an Indonesian market too. They do taste like lemonade! I wasn't delusional afterall!
    Hey thanks for the list, I'm feasting like a fat pig here at the moment ;P

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  6. I've tried them a couple of times - absolutely delicious! They'd make a killer sorbet.

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  7. Fascinating! Then again, I can eat normal lemons straight :P

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  8. I'll keep an eye out for them, I hope they'll make it to Europe eventually.

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  9. a friend has a couple of trees. i ate so many of them one year.

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  10. Interesting! I wonder whose garden I can steal (take) from?

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  11. Hello fantastic new discovery... Prahran market still have them? I'll be down there in a minute.

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