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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

African Horned Cucumber Sauce



African horned cucumber also is known as the African horned melon.



African horned cucumber also is known as the African horned melon.

Native to Africa, the African horned cucumber also is known as the African horned melon fruit appearances when ripe with various shades of yellow and Princeton orange on the outside and electric lime green with a jelly-like flesh and a bitter taste.

The skin also sports porcupine-like spikes over its surface making the fruit look like a prop on the set of a sci-fi movie. African horned melon fruit is a bit pricey in some areas of the world. The fruit's taste has been compared to a combination of cucumber and zucchini and is well worth the price.

African Horned Cucumber Sauce



Ingredients


Pulp of 1 African horned melons (substitute 1 peeled and cut cucumber and ½ mashed banana)

4 cups sugar

½ cup dried finely chopped apricots

½ cup chopped seedless raisins

½ teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon ground ginger



Directions


Add all ingredients together cook slowly until thickened. Test to see if done by putting a spoonful on a plate; it should just hold its shape. Slowly pour into sterilized jars. Allow cooling on the counter. Use the sweet sauce on anything your heart desires. Excellent as a spread on toasted bread.



African Horned Cucumber Spiritual Uses

As with most spiritual aspects of African culture, tribes living in the Okavango believe that one can prevent ghosts or evil spirits from entering one's house by pounding the roots of the African Horned Cucumber, mixing with fat and smearing them on the body.


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