Kiwano is a plant belonging to the cucurbitaceae family. The shape looks like an elongated egg, and its hard but smooth skin is covered with small “horns”. On the outside, it has a bright yellow or even greenish brown color, and contains a bright green gelatinous pulp sprinkled with small edible seeds. The kiwano is usually eaten with a spoon, after having cut it in two parts. The taste is sweet and sour, between lime and passion fruit. This unique fruit has a very pleasant and refreshing taste, with a subtle taste of banana, lime and passion fruit and a bittersweet touch.
Native to Africa, the kiwano, also called Melano, is produced in Portugal, New Zealand, France, Italy and Israel.