(Makes 2 cups) 1 1/2 cups diced kiwano melon
1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno pepper 1/4 cup chopped red onion 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon raspberry vinegar 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried 1 teaspoon pepper
Consumers and retailers alike are essentially speaking a new language in branded specialty produce, thanks to the innovators at Frieda's Inc., the Los Alamitos, Calif.-based company that has shoppers asking for everything from Kiwano Melon
to Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes.
Best international produce Impeccable fruits and veggies from all around the planet entice shoppers at Fresh Market, whether they're looking for Chinese Buddha hands, South American kiwano melons
or fresh Oregon truffles.
One is filled with baskets of oddities, including Meradol red papaya, Kiwano melons
, baby red bananas and carambola/star fruit.
In addition to papaya and mangoes, other current "hot" exotics include red bananas, Asian pears, cherimoyas, kiwano melons
, pummelos, rambutans, and passion fruit.
Standing over the case, Jack Brown, Stater Bros.' chairman, president and CEO, points to the ethnic produce, which includes a number of packaged exotic items such as sunchokes and black-eyed peas from Frieda's Finest, as well as non-packaged items such as nopalitos, tomatillos, kiwano melons
and jicama root.