The most unusual fruits and vegetables on the shelves
Products like of futuristic films are increasingly began to appear on supermarket shelves: we talk about yellow watermelon, hybrid pineapple and strawberry, black tomatoes and cabbage in the form of a fractal.
maroon tomatoes should not frighten, but rather to signal that they are tastier than usual - a little sweeter and with a taste whether arugula, or cucumber. Of course, the sugar giant "ox heart" they do not eclipse, but ordinary "finger" completely. Blackness depends on the acidity of the soil in which vegetables are grown, and can vary from dark pink to densely-black. Tomatoes are one "but" - are not suitable for canning.
The name of the fruit is derived from the English words plum - "draining" and apricot - "Apricot". Actually, they are the "parents" of the product. Pluot taste more like the apricot, it is juicy, firm textured flesh and externally - a plum: his skin is dense shell. Pluota Pulp can be either a light, creamy-white and intensely purple. Since 1989, when the first grade, there was another eleven was launched: this fruit can still be green, purple, burgundy or pink. In Russia, for pluota come up with its funny name: "slibrikosy". Plum general - splicing champion: paired with nectarine it becomes nektaplamom and peach - pichplamom.
Fruit and berry characters dolce vita two pineapple and strawberries. Not surprisingly, there were breeders who crossed them. In paynberri (from pineapple - English "pineapple" and strawberry -.. English "Strawberry"), a hybrid of the Chilean strawberries, distinct taste and aroma of pineapple, but it is kind of like a white strawberry. Now berry snapped in Russian stores, but in XVIII, when the variety was bred in Europe, the novelty did not survive. In the XXI century, for it came from the Dutch experts and ensure international success.
If someone thinks cabbage boring genre, he should definitely get to know the derivative of broccoli and cauliflower. Derived decades ago in Italy grade romanesco is especially good for two reasons. Firstly, it has a lot of nutrients, as in the usual cabbage - carotene, mineral salts, vitamin C and zinc, but less fat - so the product is much better absorbed. And secondly, romanesco is absolutely devoid of the characteristic odor of cabbage. About him there and a fun fact: there is a complex concept of "fractal" - math scores, is self-similar, plus a lot of incomprehensible words. So, romanesco is a graphic embodiment of a fractal, Swing it usually illustrate.
Chinese sand pear or neshi all biological forces striving to become an apple: it has a more round than the traditional pear shape, taste - sour and sweet at the same time. Fruit imported from China, Israel, Japan and Korea. Neshi looks great as an addition to the wine snacks - cheese and ham, shading them with its piquant acidity. In the East neshi involved in cooking are generally very active: they are used in marinades for meat, produce from their drinks and vinegar.
The appearance of the watermelon is no different from conventional: it is green and striped, but inside it - light yellow. In those that are grown in Spain and Thailand (these also oval), less seeds and taste they are not as sweet. A yellow variety "Moon" that brought in the Astrakhan region - just a very sweet with a touch of the unusual: someone he resembles lime, mango to someone, and someone pumpkin. Since the last watermelon, by the way, tried to cross the Ukraine - a hybrid called "kavbuz" and is suitable for food only in the heat treatment.
All the best that is in citrus yuzu embodied in - in it and sweetness of mandarin, lemon and sour and fruity floral taste of grapefruit. Tart and very fragrant fruit that is not knit, small in diameter - about seven centimeters. Culinary possibilities of application of yuzu in Japan and China are endless. Zest rubbed in miso soups, juice comes to marinades and sauces, soft drinks, teas and smoothies, salad dressings and vinegar. Hughes is incredibly useful for prevention of colds, digestive and circulatory system - the feast of the winter solstice in Japan even taken to bathe with yuzu fruit, are in the waters reveal their rich aroma.