Firm and heavy for its size, turban squash is a striking bright orange, trimmed in a dark ivy green color. Bake, roast, steam, sautee, or puree this squash.
Resembling a Chinese lantern, the gooseberry is wrapped in a thin, papery, inflated skin. These very tart, piquant fruits turn from a pale green to an amber or gold color as they ripen and offer a flavor similar to a gooseberry or a tart green grape.
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This item was last sold on : 09/05/13
Galia melons are available spring to mid fall. Imported Costa Rican Galia melons are available beginning in winter.
Galia melons are a hybrid melon and member of the Cucurbitaceae family, a very broad family of traveling vines, including cucumbers and squashes. Other common marketing names are Middle Eastern melon, Passport, Mediterranean or Israeli melons.
The Galia melon has a lightly netted golden yellow rind with a pale glacial green succulent flesh that has a signature spicy sweet flavor with tropical and perfumed aromatics. This melon will continue to ripen when removed from the plant and because of its aromatics, it can permeate other foods. To aid in selecting a ripe melon, press the end opposite of the stem. If ripe, it should yield with gentle pressure.
Unlike most melons, Galias are at their very best flavor when served chilled. Galia melons pair well with ginger, seafood, mint and soft cheeses. Use Galia melons in fruit salads as well as breakfast preparations and main dishes. Store unripe melons at room temperature. Refrigerate ripe melons in a plastic bag two to three days.
The Galia melon was developed in Israel. This variety is still cultivated primarily in Israel with very little exposure in North America. Galia melons are also grown in Latin America and Puerto Rico.
Recipes that include Galia Melon. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Slashfood||Thai Inspired Melon Salad|
|David Lebovitz||Frozen Melon Margaritas|
|The Kitchn||Cool Melon Salad with Hot Bacon|
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Sigona's Farmers Market
Near Menlo Park, California, United States
About 56 days ago, 8/29/14
Spotter's comments : Galia Melons spotted at Sigona's Farmers Market.
king soopers Near Lakewood, Colorado, United States
About 91 days ago, 7/25/14
Spotter's comments : I spotted Galia Melons at king soopers in littleton co!
PCC Natural Markets Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 435 days ago, 8/15/13
Spotter's comments : What a beautiful selection of local organic Galia Melons ;)
Albertson's Market Near Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
About 483 days ago, 6/28/13
Hyvee Windom minnesota Near Storden, Minnesota, United States
About 485 days ago, 6/26/13
Specialty Produce Near San Diego, California, United States
About 491 days ago, 6/20/13
Spotter's comments : Melon season has arrived. Now in stock.