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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.

Source: This is London

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poetess poetess 10 years
Sounds good.
Jennifer_2sugar Jennifer_2sugar 10 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.
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!
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 10 years
You mean it's not this :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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