백설참외 – White Korean Melon?

I picked up this little guy at the Hyundai supermarket.

It is a kind of melon which is normally yellow. The melon is called a 참외, or chamoe.

I was surprised to see a white one! So I bought it for 4,000 won ($4USD) and ate it up. The result? Though a Korean melon tastes more like a melon/pear hybrid to me, this one was more like a cucumber. Interesting. Even my husband tried it for the first time.

From Wikipedia: The Korean melon or chamoe (참외), following its Korean name, is a type of melon primarily grown in Korea. The fruit is typically about half-foot (15 cm) long and weighs slightly over 1 pound (0.45 kg). It has smooth, oblong with white stripes that run the length of the fruit.It has white flesh that is juicy and sweet, and the seed cavity is filled with small white seeds. Although most Korean melons marketed is yellow in color, there are variant cultivars of green or ivory colors. The flavor has been described as a cross between a honeydew melon and a cucumber. The fruits are usually eaten fresh; with its thin rind and small seeds, the melon can be eaten whole. 

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Red Kiwi?

Have you ever heard of a red kiwi?

Since moving to Korea, I had tried ‘Gold Kiwi’ (which is delicious <3) and now I finally got around to trying out the red kiwi. They were on sale at my local market, so I decided to take some home and make some juice.

The ones I had seemed to be pretty ripe. They weren’t as red as the package. XD

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pACKAGING!

a LITTLE SHOT OF THE NNER PART. soRRY FOR THE JUICY HAND LOL

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Get in the blender guys! There are about 4 here.image

The juice is delicious! I should have blended it a little bit more. As for the taste, it’s just a little bit sweeter than a regular kiwi. Nice! I’ll make some again tomorrow. image

Bonus fact: Red kiwi has twice the amount of Vitamin C as a regular kiwi! Enjoy!