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03-26-2008, 11:36 PM
whole foods called me today and told me the cherimoyas i asked for were in. i have never had a cherimoya and now i am confused what to do. it doesn;t look like alissas in her dvd. it is green and hard. can someone please help me out when to know to eat it and open it? do i eat the skin?
they were 6.99 a pound and i only bought one because its a lot of money for something i am not sure i will like or not. i love trying new things
03-26-2008, 11:59 PM
Sounds like it just needs to ripen. The skin will deepen to a darker shade of green and the flesh will give, but is really shouldn't be mushy. You may even notice it giving off a soft fragrance as it ripens. I've never eaten the skin as it's pretty tough. And you'll find seeds throughout the pulp on the inside. A good cherimoya will be akin to a yummy custard. Ooo, now I want one :)
You can often times find them at International markets as well...
03-27-2008, 08:42 AM
Yeah, let it ripen. Put it in a bag with an onion or apple and it should ripen faster (at least, this works with bananas...). I tried one once, it was like $5 or $6 and I found it sooo disgusting. Let us know how you like it.
03-27-2008, 03:01 PM
OMG... I LOOOOOVE cherimoya!!! I think yours needs to ripen a bit though -- all the advice you've gotten is right on... it will give off a wonderful delicate aroma, it will soften as you press it -- it will give slightly -- and no :eek: -- don't eat the skin! :D
save me a piece!!! Yummm!!!
03-27-2008, 04:54 PM
it's not ripe yet. wait til their softer and brown.
btw, i LOVE cherimoyas so much. not everyone does, though. i hope you like em.
oh, and $6.99 a pound!??! geesh, that's a lot. i usually pay $3.99/lb
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