Have you seen what cucamelons look like? They’re just like a mini version of watermelons and they even look too cute to be true. Green, juicy, delicious and simply irresistible, these citrusy mini-melons are dominating the culinary world and we love every minute of it. The internet is flooded with pictures of these miniature melons, making many people wonder if they’re actually real. Well, we’re here to tell you the good news, they’re real and they’re here to stay.
What are cucamelons?
It’s no wonder cucamelons are driving the world crazy they might be the cutest fruit we’ve ever seen and who doesn’t like eating cute food? They originate from Mexico and Central America but have recently become very popular n the United States. The fruits are about the size of grapes and taste like cucumbers with a tinge of sourness. They grow on vines and need about 80 days to grow from seed to full-grown fruits. They can be found on almost every farmer’s market lately but you can also grow them easily at home.
Just because they’re small it doesn’t mean their nutritional value is small as well. Quite on the contrary, cucamelons are to be the superfood of tomorrow. They’re low in calories and fats, cucamelons which makes them an ideal diet-snack. They also abound in simple natural sugars, fibers, and vitamins and are a good source of minerals and antioxidants, which can prevent risks of stroke, heart diseases, and cancer.
How to Enjoy Cucamelons
Cucamelons can be eaten raw, sprinkled with some salt and dried herbs of your choosing or add them in salads or salsa as well. You can toss them with olives, slivers of pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Preparing pickled cucamelons is so easy – we recommend pre-salting them for more crisp result and a much faster pickling process. And since they look fabulous why not decorate a glass of martini or gin with one or two cucamelons.