Roselle may be used raw, dried or juiced. The fruit's tart flavor requires a sweetener of some kind, and it is successfully used like a cranberry in recipes for jam, jelly, chutney and even wine.
Barrel Cactus Fruit
The fruit of the Barrel cactus is best prepared in sweet applications, since its natural tartness lends itself well to a hint of sugar. Cook the fruit down with agave syrup to make a jam, jelly or a sweet and sour chutney.
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The Ananas melon has an oval shape and on average weighs between 3 and 5 lbs. Its exterior is covered in a yellow to tan skin with a sandy hued netting that becomes increasingly pronounced as the melon reaches its peak of ripeness. Depending upon variety, its interior flesh can vary from a creamy shade of white or green to pale orange in color. The flesh is juicy and crisp and surrounds a narrow seed cavity. When ripe and at room temperature the Ananas melon will have a sweet melon flavor and scent laced with nuances of pineapple.
The Ananas melon is available summer through the early fall.
A member of the Cucurbitaceae family, the Ananas melon is botanically classified as Cucumis melo in the Reticulatus Group which includes muskmelons and cantaloupe. It is an heirloom variety of muskmelon and is also known as Sharlyn melon, Pineapple melon, Israeli or Middle Eastern melon, and in France as Ananas D’Amerique a Chair Verte. In Italian and French the word “ananas” translates to mean “pineapple”, a nod to the sweet flavor and scent of the melon which is reminiscent of the tropical fruit. As a result of its short shelf life the Ananas melon has never achieved success commercially, but remains a sought after seasonal treasure at farmer’s markets.
Like most varieties of muskmelon, the Ananas melon provides a good supply of beta-carotene, folate, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, vitamins A, C and K, and dietary fiber.
The Ananas melon is ideally used in raw preparations, and is appropriate for both sweet and savory dishes. The flesh may be blended into a puree that is excellent in smoothies, chilled soups, desserts, punch and alcoholic beverages. Add slices of the melon to salads, both fruit and green or serve alongside robust cheeses to balance out their sweet flavor. Ananas melons pair well with cucumber, ginger, grape, watermelon, mint, strawberry, citrus, tequila and prosciutto. To store, keep whole melons at room temperature. Refrigerate cut melon up to three days.
The Ananas melon was used as part of a DNA study done in 2009 at Texas A&M. The study was conducted to map the melon gnome and hundreds of DNA markers. Using this map plant breeders hope to produce new melon varieties that are sweeter, disease resistant and drought tolerant.
The Ananas melon is believed to be native to Africa. From Africa it made its way to France in 1777. Thomas Jefferson grew Ananas melons at his estate, Monticello in 1794. The Ananas melon was first featured in American seed catalogues in 1824 and was noted in M.M. Vilmorin-Andrieux’s famous book "The Vegetable Garden" in 1885. Today it is one of the more popular heirloom varieties of melon grown in the United States. The Ananas melon may also befound throughout the Middle East. Ananas melons grow on large, vigorous vines that can spread out over the ground or trellised vertically. Like many muskmelon varieties the Ananas melon is known to full or partial slip from its vine once ripe and ready for harvest.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Baci (Luce)||San Diego CA||619-275-2094|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Local Tap House & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||760-547-1469|
|The Cork and Craft||San Diego CA||858-618-2463|
|Cal A Vie||Vista CA||760-945-2055|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Pendry SD (Lion Fish)||San Diego CA||619-738-7000|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Casa de las Campanas Sur||San Diego CA||858 376 1522|
|Dolce Pane & Vino||Del Mar CA||858-832-1518|
|Uptown Tavern||San Diego CA||619-847-4688|
|Hyatt Islandia||San Diego CA||619-224-1234|
|Harvest Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-709-0938|
|Kat's Kitchen Collective||San Diego CA||619-742-4562|
|Brigantine Corp||San Diego CA||858 926 9644|
|Little Lion||San Diego CA||619-519-4079|
|Cesar RSF||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1313|
|JSIX American restaurant & Bar||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Wrench and Rodent||Oceanside CA||760-840-1976|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Addison Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-350-7600|
|Tribute Pizza||San Diego CA||858-220-0030|
|Green Dragon Tavern & Museum||Carlsbad CA||760-797-5579|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Fairmont Grand Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-314-1975|
|Counterpoint||San Diego CA||619-564-6722|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Rustic Root||San Diego CA||619-232-1747|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
Recipes that include Ananas Melon. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Cook Niche||Ananas Melon & Champagne Soup|
|Cupcakes + Kale||Melon Salad with Maple|
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Santa Monica Farmers Market
Near Santa Monica, California, United States
About 75 days ago, 7/12/17
Spotter's comments : Ananas Melon spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market.