Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tree tomato

I finally figured out what I have been eating for 2 weeks in Rwanda. It is quite popular in the markets and restaurants there, along with passion fruit.  I have included some passion fruits at the top of the photo, for comparison. People often get the two mixed up.  

It has a distinctive and complex flavour, tasting sour but flesh. It can be made into a juice, or served as fruit after a meal.  I have asked many people, but no one has been able to tell me its name in English.  Below is the cross section of the tree tomato.  A passion fruit is included in the upper left for comparison.  

It turns out to be a tree tomato, also known as tamarillo, or tamamoro.  It is high in vitamins and iron. 

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