Looking for something a little different in your fruit box? Say hello to the tamarillo also called tree tomato or Tomate de Arbol! This tropical fruit is native to South America, and it's related to the tomato. But don't let that fool you - the tamarillo is its own unique fruit, with a tart and tangy flavor that's perfect for adding a little zing to your breakfast or lunch.Grown in altitudes of over 5000 ft in Ecuador,the Tree Tomato has a flavor that people compare to a mixture of guava, passion fruit with the tomato notes that give it its name.
The tamarillo is a small tree or shrub, and it bears oval-shaped fruits that come in red or yellow. The skin of the fruit is thin and delicate, so handle with care. Inside the skin is where you'll find the juicy flesh of the tamarillo, which is full of seeds. Make sure to remove the skin that's bitter and we recommend peeling it before eating it. You can blanche it if it's easier so the skin comes out all at once.
Not sure how to enjoy your tamarillo? We like to slice it in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon, add it so salsas, salads and of course chutneys, if you're feeling adventurous, you can add it to a smoothie or juice for a boost of flavor. However you enjoy it, we know you'll love this delicious and exotic fruit!
How do you eat Tamarillo?
Good question! You can just simply cut them in half following the stem, add a little sugar or your favorite sweetener, and enjoy it with a spoon! You can grill them, blanch them, add them to soups and salads or even make an amazing cream cheese spread.
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