Excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Good source of fiber and potassium.
What To Look For
Ripe: yellow skin with deep orange flesh that yields to slight pressure. Sweet aroma.
Unripe: green skin, firm.
Easy Storage and Preparation
Store at room temperature. Remove skin. The peppery-tasting seeds are edible.
Ripe: Juice, salads, salsas, sorbets, and as a meat tenderizer in marinades. Use underripe fruits mixed with lime juice and chilies for Asian salads.
Spring Fruit Salad
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