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Japanese Fruit Akebi (Chocolate Vine)

Japanese Fruit Akebi (Chocolate Vine)
Akebi is a mysterious and beautiful fruit native to the north of Japan and has only been cultivated and available in stores only in recent decades. The translucent white flesh inside, filled with countless white capped shiny black seeds is eaten as fruit. Unbeknownst to many, the purple pod can be cooked and eaten as well, but like a vegetable,…

Japanese Fruit: End of Summer Aomikan

Japanese Fruit: End of Summer Aomikan
Japanese Fruit: End of Summer Aomikan (Green Tangerine) 青みかん Japanese Fruit: End of Summer Aomikan 青みかん
Aomikan, or ‘green tangerine’ mark the beginning of autumn. They are more sour than sweet and make a wonderfully refreshing snack in the still hot late afternoons and early evenings of this season.…

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