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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Hami-Gua melons are available typically in local markets during the spring and summer months.
The Hami-Gua melon is a muskmelon that takes form in over 180 different variations, creating melons of different sizes, patterns, colors and shapes. The melons common denominator is their sugar content. On the Brix scale, Hami melons score 14 to 16% sugar content. The flavor of the melon is a complex interaction of sugar, ph, texture and volatile compounds, making each melon variety individually unique.
Oblong-shaped Hami-Gua melons have a golden yellow, lightly netted skin and a pale, coral-colored flesh with a large seed cavity. The flesh is crisp, juicy and refreshingly sweet. Hami-Gua melons have the trademark muskmelon aroma: floral and sweet.
Hami-Gua melons are most frequently prepared and eaten fresh. Hami-Gua melon pairs well with curry, cucumber, citrus juice, mint, basil, chilies, red onion, coconut milk, feta cheese and cottage cheese. Having a long shelf life, Hami-Gua melons can keep up to thirty days without refrigeration. Once cut Hami-Gua melon should be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator and consumed within four days.
The Hami-Gua melon was first cultivated in the Xinjiang region of northwest China. It is still primarily cultivated in China and several other Asian countries, though it can be found in limited markets in America in the Western states such as California and Oregon.
Recipes that include Hami-Gua Melon. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Chew on That||A Marvelous Melon Roundup|
|Market Manila||Prosciutto & Melon|
|Steamy Kitchen||Chilled Tapioca Pearls with Sweet Coconut & Melon|
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Sigona's Farmers Market
Near Menlo Park, California, United States
About 57 days ago, 8/29/14
Spotter's comments : Hami-Gua Melons spotted at Sigona's Farmers Market.
Safeway Near Tanglewilde, Washington, United States
About 91 days ago, 7/26/14
Spotter's comments : Hami-Gua Melons spotted at Safeway.
???? City Shop Near Shanghai, Shanghai, China
About 161 days ago, 5/17/14
Spotter's comments : Hami-Gua Melons spotted at ???? City Shop.