Category: Fruits

Apple Cookies

  * * * This is the first of four snacks from my Try the World snack box. Below is a review chart filled out with my thoughts and reactions. As you can already tell, these little guys look nothing like a cookie. Now it’s time to hop into the Tessting Kitchen and see what I can create based on this product!…

Purple Passion Fruit

1. WHAT IS IT?  AKA: passiflora, apricot vine, grenadilla, maracuja, maracuya Countries of origin: Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina Plant of origin: Passiflora edulis History: The name Flor de las cinco llagas or “flower of the five wounds” was given by 16th-century Catholic Spanish missionaries when they visited South America. The passion flower was seen as a symbol of Christ’s crown of…

Kiwi Berries

1. WHAT IS IT? AKA: hardy kiwifruit, arctic kiwi, dessert kiwi, grape kiwi Countries of origin: Japan, Korea, and Northern China Plant of origin: Actinidia arguta—their vines climb and intertwine, encouraging horizontal growth for easy maintenance and harvesting. History: Bringing kiwi berries to the United States is difficult due to the fruit’s short shelf-life and fast ripening. However, commercial production…

Dragon Fruit

  1. WHAT IS IT? AKA: pithaya; strawberry pear; pineapple from hell Countries of origins: Cambodia, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines Plant of origin: Hylocereus undatus History: To increase sales, dragon fruit vendors lure in their customers with a tall tale. During battle many years ago, fire wasn’t the only thing that came out of a dragon’s mouth. At…