My Son's Exotic Fruit Challenge: Prickly Pear Fruit

My Son’s Exotic Fruit Challenge: Prickly Pear Fruit

My son’s second Exotic Fruit Challenge: Prickly Pear Fruit (also called Tunas or Cactus Fruit).

My Son's Exotic Fruit Challenge: Prickly Pear Fruit

Reminds us of: pomegranate crosses with melon.

Texture: like Honeydew melon but with larger and harder pomegranate-like seeds.

Flavor: like kiwi.

My Son's Exotic Fruit Challenge: Prickly Pear Fruit

Verdict: pretty good but have to get used to the mealy/mushy texture and not sure if we eat the seeds or spit out like watermelon.

The fact that this fruit grows in the desert makes it a small miracle. Somehow it feels unfair to compare it to tropical fruit.

My Son's Exotic Fruit Challenge: Prickly Pear Fruit


By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

2 Comments

  1. When exotic foods are mealy/mushy like this I always wonder if they are supposed to be that way or if it’s because we are getting fruits that are not fresh from the tree (or cactus).
    maryanne recently posted…Animal Fashion Show and More Zoo Themed Learning FunMy Profile

  2. I think they have used this in an episode (or two) of Chopped. The judges probably made a comment about what to do with the seeds. 🙂 Otherwise, this looks really tasty! I will have to pick one up.

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge