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July 19-25, 2006

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5 Things to Love

Fruits You Should Get to Know Better

By Stett Holbrook


APPLES, strawberries and oranges are great and all but how about trying something a little different? Here are five fruits worth seeking out.

Guanabana: Also known as soursop or custard apple, this tropical-growing fruit looks like a small watermelon but has creamy flesh that tastes like a cross between coconut, pineapple and banana.

Huckleberry: Huckleberries, a native U.S. fruit that grows wild in the Pacific Northwest and the Santa Cruz Mountains, looks and tastes like a blueberry. If you can find this summer fruit, expect to pay a lot.

Mangosteen: One of the most sought-after fruits in the world, the mangosteen is not available fresh in the continental United States but growers in Hawaii are working to export it to the mainland.

Paw paw: With a flavor similar to the guanabana, the paw paw is the largest fruit native to the U.S.

Rambutan: The delicate, melonlike white flesh of the rambutan is encased in a spiny red casing that makes it one of the most exotic-looking fruits around.


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