- The Kiwano® is a very unique melon variety with a spiky orange shell and a lime green inner pulp with cucumber-like seeds. It tastes like a refreshing combination of banana, lime and cucumber. Also known as a Horned Melon, the Kiwano is actually more like a cucumber than a melon, although we don’t recommend trying to eat the firm spiky orange shell.
Quick Usage Ideas
- Slice into wedges or cut in half lengthwise and eat directly from the shell with a spoon. Try using the shell as a creative serving dish!
- Good source of vitamin C, iron and potassium.
Selection & Storage
- Kiwanos should not be refrigerated. They will keep well at room temperature for at least a week. At peak ripeness, the shell will be a rich golden orange color.