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Pepino

Definition: Pepino

Pepino
A fruit native to South America that is also known as the melon pear or "melumber" as they are said to taste like a cross between a melon (honeydew or cantaloupe) and a cucumber. Pepinos are high in potassium and are full of vitamin A, B and C. Pepinos are smooth and round/ovaly - similar to a large goose egg - and are known for their light yellow skin with purple lines. They are found often in Peru and Chile, and have been exported to many other countries - they have just recently found their way to Britain.

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poetess poetess 9 years
Sounds good.
poetess poetess 9 years
Sounds good.
Jennifer_2sugar Jennifer_2sugar 9 years
What?? :pepino:
SU3 SU3 10 years
I laugh EVERYtime I see that pepino smiley. :ROTFL:
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
I had no idea. I always thought it was this :pepino: :D I'm kidding (I love that smiley). Anyway, it sounds good!
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
oh wow! I bought one of these at a farmers market several years ago but promptly forgot its name, so thanks! I hope to find them again sometime ...
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Oh no way! I was just at a flea market this weekend where they were selling pre-cut baggies of these. Most of the vendors were from Latin American and I just figured these were cucumbers. that certainly explains why there were so many people squeezing lemon juice over this! I will have to get some next time I am over there.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
lol melumber. love it.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
lol melumber. love it.
Jinx Jinx 10 years
LOL! This is great for Sugar, especially since the :pepino: showed up around here.
partysugar partysugar 10 years
In Spanish pepino means cucumber.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Twinkle - that's funny!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Twinkle - that's funny!
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 10 years
You mean it's not this :pepino: ?
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 10 years
You mean it's not this :pepino: ?
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm pepino!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm pepino!
jendudley jendudley 10 years
BTW, at the local popscicle shop they sell a fruit cup that contains melon mixed with cukes. It is delish.
jendudley jendudley 10 years
How interesting looking. What kinda seeds do they have?
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