Fruit Vegetables Category

Fruit Vegetables
tatume squash, tatuma squash
tatume squash
This Mexican variety looks like a pale zucchini, but it's a tad sweeter.
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teardrop tomato, pear tomato, poire-joli
teardrop tomato
Like cherry tomatoes, these are great in salads and on crudité platters.
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tepin dried, bird’s eye, chiltecpin, chiltepin, chiltpin, Indian pepper, tepín
tepin dried
These look a bit like large dried cranberries. They're also sold fresh. They are very hot.
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Thai chili pepper - fresh, Thai chile pepper, bird pepper, prik chi fa
Thai chili pepper - fresh
These are extremely hot.
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Thai eggplant, Thai Green, Thai Purple, Thai White, Thai Yellow
Thai eggplant
These golf-ball sized eggplants are more bitter than American eggplants. They come in different colors, but they're usually green with yellow or white striations. They're often used in hot chile or curry dishes. Remove the bitter seeds before using.
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turban squash
turban squash
This squash has a gorgeous rind, but ho-hum flavor. It makes a good centerpiece, or you can hollow it out and use it as a spectacular soup tureen.
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Turkish green pepper , sivri biber
Turkish green pepper
These are long, green, and hot chili peppers. Turks like to grill them and serve them with meat. Don't confuse this fresh pepper with the spice called Turkish pepper.
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urfa biber
urfa biber
This is a dried ground chili pepper used in Turkey on meat dishes. It is medium spicy and has a smoky flavor.
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vine tomato, vine-ripened tomato
vine tomato
For best flavor, tomatoes should stay on the vine until they're fully ripened. This is a tall order for growers, who prefer to pick tomatoes while they're still green and sturdy, and then gas them with ethylene until they turn red. Vine tomatoes, on the other hand, are picked after they begin to "break" or turn red, which allows them to develop fuller flavor. Expect to pay more for the special handling required to bring these to market.
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white eggplant
white eggplant
This eggplant comes in different shapes and sizes and, except for the exterior color, is interchangeable with their purple cousins, the American eggplant and the Italian eggplant.
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winter melon, tallow gourd, winter gourd, Chinese preserving melon, ash gourd
winter melon
This Asian squash-like fruit has a mild flavor similar to a cucumber. It should be peeled, seeded, and cooked before eating. Don't confuse it with sweet melons like Honeydews or cantaloupes, which sometimes also go by the name "winter melons."
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winter squash
winter squash
Winter squash come in many sizes and shapes, but all have hard outer rinds that surround sweet, often orange flesh. Winter squash arrive late in the growing season and they have a long shelf life, so they've long been a staple in winter and spring, when other vegetables are harder to come by. Unlike summer squash, winter squash must be cooked. They're usually baked or steamed, and then sometimes puréed. Select squash that are heavy for their size.
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xcatic chili
These fresh yellow peppers are long, curved, and very hot.
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yellow squash, crookneck squash, yellow crookneck squash
yellow squash
This category includes yellow straight-neck squash and yellow crookneck squash. They're interchangeable with zucchini.
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yellow wax pepper , Hungarian wax chile pepper, hot Hungarian wax pepper
yellow wax pepper
These are easily confused with milder banana peppers. Sample before using. They are moderately hot.
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zucchini, baby marrow, courgette, Italian marrow squash
zucchini
America's most popular summer squash, zucchini can be served raw, sautéed, baked, grilled, and even shredded and baked in a cake. Green zucchini is the most popular, but some grocers also carry a bright yellow variety. There's also a globe-shaped round zucchini that's easy to stuff.
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