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#1 Old 07-17-2010, 12:34 PM
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I have a small ripe cantaloupe that I bought a couple days ago - definitely ripe (very very juicy and the inside is the right color, and very soft). The fruit is terribly bitter though! I don't want to waste it, but it really doesn't taste very good eating it plain (all I did is cut it in half and remove the seeds - eating the fruit with a spoon - it's very soft - very easy to 'cut' with the spoon, so I am 100% sure it is ripe).



ugh.



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#2 Old 07-17-2010, 01:12 PM
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If you're not vegan, try drizzling a little honey over top. If you are, maybe some maple syrup? You definitely need something sweet
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#3 Old 07-17-2010, 01:21 PM
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cube it and freeze it then puree into a smoothie with sweetener to your liking.
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cube it and freeze it then puree into a smoothie with sweetener to your liking.



I was thinking of freezing it and doing something with it. I've never had a cantaloupe smoothie before - I guess now is as good of a time as any to try it!



Thanks for the suggestion!
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cube it and freeze it then puree into a smoothie with sweetener to your liking.





I was gonna suggest the smoothie....I have done that before and its yummers.





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Am I the only one who thinks it sounds spoiled?

I've had a bad experience with slightly off tasting melon.
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#7 Old 07-17-2010, 05:55 PM
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I'm with Silva. I think it belongs in the compost bin.

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#8 Old 07-17-2010, 06:12 PM
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Well, since two of you have voted that it may be bad, I am going to go with that. My 'motto' when I was an omni was always "if in doubt, throw it out" and I guess that would apply to fruit/veggies as much as meats & dairy!



Thanks for the advice!!
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Well, since two of you have voted that it may be bad, I am going to go with that. My 'motto' when I was an omni was always "if in doubt, throw it out" and I guess that would apply to fruit/veggies as much as meats & dairy!



Thanks for the advice!!



Good because I was thinking the same thing after reading the description of it. There are a lot of foods that I feel okay eating if they're a little over their expiration date but some soft funky tasting melon is NOT one of those things. Rotten melon has a very vile and chemical taste/smell (IMO) and if I accidently eat a bite of it I spit it out and chuck the rest of it in the garbage. It's not something to mess with and try to salvage.
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yeah I've had cantaloupe, and I'm sure it was sweet...sweet enough not to need sugar.

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#11 Old 07-18-2010, 04:59 AM
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Good because I was thinking the same thing after reading the description of it. There are a lot of foods that I feel okay eating if they're a little over their expiration date but some soft funky tasting melon is NOT one of those things. Rotten melon has a very vile and chemical taste/smell (IMO) and if I accidently eat a bite of it I spit it out and chuck the rest of it in the garbage. It's not something to mess with and try to salvage.



Thanks! Yea, the last thing I need right now is to get food poisoning...what a way to convince others that eating vegan is healthy, huh?
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