tamarillo

Definition

Food

  • A large yellow to red, hard, egg-shaped fruit of an evergreen shrub, Cyphomandra betacea, related to the tomato and kiwi fruit and resembling a giant rosehip, grown in tropical and subtropical climates. The flesh is somewhat acid but high in vitamin C and the seeds are edible. It is blanched and peeled before eating and may be used in fruit salads, for jam-making and has been used for flavouring yoghurt and cheesecake.
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