The Horned melon (Cucumis metuliferus) is a bizarre-looking, oval fruit with spiky yellow-orange skin, lime green jelly-like flesh and big seeds. The flavor is described as a mix between bananas, cucumbers and lemons. It is native to Africa and is also commonly called by various names including kiwano, jelly melon, hedged gourd, English tomato and melano. For obvious reasons, it is nicknamed blowfish fruit in the southeastern United States.
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While it’s other family members can be eaten straight or are favorite ingredient in fruit salads, the winter melon, also known as white gourd, ash gourd, and fuzzy melon is eaten as a vegetable. It is prepared as a main ingredient in soups; it can also be made into sweets, curries and is widely marketed as tea in parts of Southeast Asia. It is added in mooncake for the annual Moon Festival in China and Taiwan. In the Philippines, it is known as kundol.