Spanish Melons That Taste Like Lemons: Will Wonders Never Cease?
What’s the story with these Zesty Melons?
Quite simply, this is a unique melon that tastes like a lemon. Tesco stores in Great Britain will soon be featuring them for sale for £1.99 (almost $4 US dollars) a piece. According to Tesco:
“The melon is grown in Spain and is the product of twelve years of trials. The fruit resembles a honeydew melon but has the zesty flavor of a lemon.”
What makes the Zesty Melon different from other melons?
The Zesty Melon contains 700/800 milligrams of citric acid per 100 grams, which is almost twice that of a standard melon. The Zesty Melon also has a pH level (the measure of acidity) of 4.5 as compared with 6.5 of a standard melon.
According to Tesco melon buyer, Paul Cunningham:
"Melons were for a long time considered a really exotic treat, but the arrival here in recent years of weird and wonderful produce such as dragon fruit, lychees and papaya has made them mainstream to many people… The lemon melon causes a great reaction when people first try them because the last thing you expect from a smooth-textured melon is a tangy aftertaste."
Are these new and exciting Zesty Melons for you?
You’ll never know unless you taste one, will you? If you are really daring, why not order a wedge of Zesty Melon the next time you secretly crave a wedge of lemon?
That would be the real test, no?
Happy melon and pleasant lemon to all.
M Dee Dubroff