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New Melon That Tastes Like a Lemon is set to Hit UK Markets

by VR Sreeraman on July 29, 2008 at 3:22 PM
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New Melon That Tastes Like a Lemon is set to Hit UK Markets

A new variety of melon that tastes like a lemon is set to go on sale in the UK.

The unique fruit resembles the honeydew variety but has the "zesty, fresh" taste of a lemon, according to Tesco.

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It is grown in Spain and is the product of 12 years of trials, the retailer said.

It has 700/800mg of citric acid per 100g - almost twice that of a standard melon - and a pH level of 4.5 compared with 6.5 for a standard melon.

"The lemon melon causes a great reaction when people first try them because the last thing you expect from a smooth-textured melon is a tangy aftertaste," the Daily Express quoted Tesco melon buyer Paul Cunningham, as saying.
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"We believe that they will become the culinary hit of the summer once people have tasted them.

"The lemon melon tastes great chilled as either a starter served with prawns or as a dessert," he added.

The melon goes on sale tomorrow at Tesco stores for 1.99 pounds each.



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