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Spanish Melons That Taste Like Lemons: Will Wonders Never Cease?

Assorted MelonsAssorted MelonsWhat’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?Melon SlicesMelon Slices


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
Fashion and Technology Blogger
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Comments
Aug 1, 2008
by Anonymous

and....

why would you want a melon that tastes like lemons?

Aug 1, 2008
by M Dee Dubroff
M Dee Dubroff's picture

lemon melon

Hi there-

That's a very good question.

I am not sure about the answer other than to say, why not?

Keep reading.

Thanks for your thoughts.

I appreciate them.Laughing

 

Yours in Words,

M Dee Dubroff

Aug 1, 2008
by Anonymous

To the first person who posted

Can you imagine the texture of foods made with this new melon instead of lemons? Besides, you could probably get a lot more juice out of these things which would save you money.

Aug 1, 2008
by Anonymous

So, would that be a melemon,

So, would that be a melemon, or a lemelon?

Aug 5, 2008
by Anonymous

Bigger and tastier

That ZM is going to be quite healthy food. I don't know how it takes place in Spain, but there are a lot of people in many other countries, who are suffering from lack of citric acid. Unfortunately, melons don't give a crop all the year round, as I know. It would be great to elongate their shelf life.

Aug 6, 2008
by M Dee Dubroff
M Dee Dubroff's picture

Zesty Melon

Hi there-

Thank you for your most significant comment. That is a very interesting point.

I wonder if science could invent away to prolong the shelf life of melons.

Who knows?

Thanks for your input.

I appreciate it.

 

 

Yours in Words,

M Dee Dubroff