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Food glossary

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Tamarillo

Also known as a tree tomato, the tamarillo is shaped like a large plum and has smooth skin ranging from yellow-orange to bright red. Cutting it in half reveals dramatic blood red juice and two symmetrical lines of black seeds, which can be eaten. The fruit has a sharp taste and is best eaten with sugar. The thin skin, which is tough and bitter, should not be eaten. The tamarillo is rich in vitamin C.

Uses: Tamarillos can be used in the same way as tomatoes and made into chutneys or sauces.

To store: Keep in the fridge for 1 week.

To prepare: Cut in half and sprinkle the flesh with sugar before eating straight from the skin.