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Fruits & vegetables; Fruits

A long, green, cylinder-shaped member of the gourd family with edible seeds surrounded by mild, crisp flesh. Used for making pickles and usually eaten raw. Cucumbers have been cultivated for ...


Fruits & vegetables; Fruits

This fruit is a tiny berry from the gooseberry family. There are black, red, and white currants. Black ones are used in syrups and liqueurs; red and white ones are eaten and used in some preserves ...

Custard apple

Fruits & vegetables; Fruits

Also called "Cherimoya" and "Bullock's Heart," this tropical fruit tastes like a cross between pineapple, mango, and strawberry. The flesh is cream-colored and has the texture of firm custard.


Fruits & vegetables; Fruits

The fruit of the giant date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) , which lives up to 200 years and has been cultivated for over 5,000 years. Dates are oval or cylindrical, contain a single seed, and when ...

Dishcloth gourd

Fruits & vegetables; Fruits

The fruit of any of several tropical vines of the gourd family. Also called the "Loofah," "rag gourd," and "vegetable sponge." The dried insides of these gourds can be used as a sponge.

Dragon's eye

Fruits & vegetables; Fruits

A small, round fruit with a thin brown shell. Its flesh is soft, white, juicy, and surrounds one large black seed. Used as a snack, in oriental soups, desserts, and some sweet-and-sour dishes. Also ...


Fruits & vegetables; Fruits

A sweet, aromatic tropical fruit from the myrtle family. Used in jams, jellies, preserves, sauces, and beverages. Can also be eaten out of hand.

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