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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Fei banana fruits are typically short, round, and about the size of a mango. Mature fruit ranges from bright orange with blushes of red and yellow color. The sap ranges from dark violet to pink in color. The bracts of Fei bananas are a bright shiny green, in comparison to the normal dull red or purple of other bananas. Although edible raw, Fei bananas are best when consumed roasted, boiled, or cooked.
Fei bananas are sporadically available throughout the year.
Fei bananas are botanically classified as Musa troglodytarum and are a member of the Musa, or banana, genus. Fei bananas are also commonly known as Fe’i banana, Fehi banana, Hueta, Tahitian Red cooking banana, and Mai’A He’I in Hawaiian. Fei bananas are believed to have originated in the New Guinea area spreading throughout the South Pacific, although only reaching a limited number of new growing environments including Fiji and Hawaii. Once widely cultivated and prized as a food source there is now limited commercial cultivation of the Fei banana resulting in a modern focus of attempting to highlight the fruit in local farmers markets and food scene.