THE CUCAMELON IS THE CUTEST SUMMER FOOD YOU SHOULD BE EATING
Are you familiar with the cucamelons? Well, in case you are not, let us introduce them to you. The cucamelons are a kind of mini versions of watermelons, and they are way cuter, even too cute to be true. What is even better, they have delicious taste, and are so green and juicy, which makes them simply irresistible.
The culinary world has increasingly started using these citrusy mini-melons and everyone loves them. You can find a bunch of pictures of these mini-melons on the internet, and you can even ask yourself if they are actually real. Great news – they are real and here to stay!
What are cucamelons?
Do you know what makes the world go crazy about the cucamelons? It is probably the fact that they might be the cutest fruit we have ever seen, and who does not like eating cute food? The cucamelons are native to Mexico and Central America, but lately, they have become popular in the United States as well.
The cucamelons are approximately the size of grapes, and they have similar taste to cucumbers, with the difference that they are a bit sour-ish. Naturally, they grow on vines, and it takes nearly eighty days for them to grow from seed to fully grown fruits. Recently, cucamelons are present on next to every farmer’s market, but you can also grow them at your own home, which is rather easy.
Unlike their size, the nutritional value of the cucamelons is pretty big. What’s more, the cucamelons can soon become the super-food of the future. They do not contain a lot calories or fats, meaning that the cucamelons are an ideal diet-snack. On the other hand, cucumelons are rich in other important nutrients like simple natural sugars, fiber, and vitamins. The fact that the cucamelons are also rich in minerals and antioxidants makes them an excellent means of prevention of diseases, including cancer, heart diseases, and stroke.
How to Enjoy Cucamelons
You can eat the cucamelons raw, sprinkled with some salt and dried herbs of your choice. You can also add the cucamelons to salads or salsa. You can combine these cute vegetables with olives, slivers of pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. You can also easily prepare pickled cucamelons: do this by previously adding salt to them in order to become crispier and in order to accelerate the pickling process. They do look remarkably, so you can even use one or two cucamelons as a glass decoration for your martini or gin.