Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Custard Apples and Monkey Apples

Custard Apples
Monkey Apples
There are lots of fruits here in Liberia that I have never seen nor heard of - all are delicious.

The custard apple ripens and all but pops open.  Inside are dark seeds covered in what has the consistency, color and sweetness of a good custard.  There is a netting type sponge that separates  the seed pods which is sweet as well but has a different consistency.

The monkey apples (we may have talked about them before) are deceiving.  They look spiny and prickly but the spines are soft and subtle.  You pop the thick outer skin open and inside is a soft, sweet, juicy, opaque center that is the size of golf ball.  You eat the soft white flesh and in the very center is a seed that you eat as well.

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