Try Something New - Exotic FruitsPosted on: 28th Apr 2022
We know that WGPS pupils have a taste for adventure, this week they had the opportunity to try some exotic fruits thanks to Chef Dave and Holroyd Howe.
Did you know that you need to try a flavour over 12 times to change your opinion of something that you instinctively did not like? Fortunately the vast majority of pupils liked the fruits on offer and were keen to try more.
During the tasting session the children were asked to describe the taste, texture and appearance. Did the outside of the fruit put them off or interest them? Did it have an aftertaste? How did the taste change?
The fruits available to try were:
Physalis (Cape Gooseberry or Peruvian Ground Cherry)
This makes delicious jam!
Persimmon (Sharon Fruit)
This fruit had a very sharp, acidic, taste. However, farmers have now turned this into a much sweeter tasting fruit, through selective farming methods. It now has a sweet flavour, even if not ripe. As the fruit matures it softens and will develop a flavour that reminds you of brown sugar.
Papaya (Paw Paw)
This sweet fruit has flesh similar in texture to peach. People eat this fruit to help with digestion and tummy upsets.
This fruit is not to be confused with lychee. Lychee is small and originally comes from China. Rambutan is the size of a golf ball and originates from Malaysia.