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Kiwano Melon (Cucumis Metuliferus)
A small African fruit (sometimes called the African Horned Melon) with tough golden-orange spiky skin, with green, watery flesh. The mild flavour is similar to that of cucumber It looks more attractive than it tastes. They are grown in New Zealand, and more recently California - where they make a good addition to fruit salads - there attractive skins act as unusual display bowls.
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