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Going Crazy For Cucamelons!

Cucamelon Who?

What the heck is a Cucamelon and why haven’t I, “the garden guru,” heard of this before?

Well, if you were wondering they are my new obsession and are now available on our 2018 selection list for the upcoming growing season! Woot Woot!

 

Even though I want to call it a vegetable, it is actually a fruit that looks like a grape-sized watermelon but tastes more like a lime-dipped cucumber!!!
After doing some research I found out they originated in Mexico and Central America. This super food is stored with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber that come with HUGE health benefits in a tiny package.
It is said, cucamelons lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and guard against premature aging … SO, why am I paying $300 at the spa once a month when I can pop a few cucamelons and say goodbye to wrinkles!
You’re not likely going to find this fruit at any supermarket but the good news is OBF will be growing them this season so stop by and grab a few cucamelons at our farmers stand on Pleasant Valley road in Morganville, New Jersey 1/4 mile east of the Conover road intersection, on the left.
This cute little melon can be used for pickling, non-alcoholic/alcoholic drinks, salsas, stir-fry and so much more…
Below are a few recipes I found to be yummy! Enjoy
Pickled Cucamelons !
Bread and Butter Pickles !
Marinated Mexican sour Gherkins !
X, Carly.

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