horned melon


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horned melon

n.
1. A tropical vine (Cucumis metuliferus) native to Africa, having lobed leaves and cultivated for its oblong, spiny, orange to red fruits.
2. The fruit of this plant. In both senses also called horned cucumber.
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The fruit, which is also known as a horned melon or horned cucumber, is grown in the United States and New Zealand; is high in vitamin C and A, iron and potassium; and provides a good source of omega fatty acid, notes Frieda's website, which also urges consumers not to refrigerate them and includes a video on how to enjoy the exotic fruit.
When Paramount Studios was filming the Star Trek series, their food stylists used the horned melon as a futuristic food.
It's sometimes called the horned melon and when it's ready to eat the skin is orange, but the flesh is bright green and does taste like a melon.
Kiwano or African horned melon, is grown in New Zealand and California.
Star fruit and horned melons might spark their curiosity.