In my last post, I said that at 5:45 I stopped for some fruits and veggies along the road. Here’s what I ended up with, all for a total of $3.50 (or less, actually, since the exchange rate is in our favor). Sometimes it’s nice to live in Burkina Faso where produce is a lot cheaper.
But does anyone know what those yellow things are? Here they are called “petit melon,” which just means “little melon.” They’re bright yellow, as you can see, and you can peel them like you can peel a cucumber or zucchini. Then if you cut them in half, you’ll see that there are seeds in the middle, kind of like a zucchini, but the seeds are smaller and the stuff connecting the seeds is more liquidy. You take that part out, and then you have the flesh of the melon. I like to cut it into slices and eat it kind of like an apple. The taste is between a melon, a cucumber, and an apple, and it has a bit of a crunch like an apple or cucumber. They’re good, and much easier to take as finger food on a trip than something like a mango. Has anyone seen them? Do they have them in the US? What are they called?