The Feijoa is a fruit grown on a small tree in New Zealand. The Feijoa has a sweet taste similar to a banana and a hint of cinnamon, with the slight grittiness of a pear.
Generally you do not eat the skin, so the easiest way to eat a Feijoa would be to either cut it in half and scoop the fruit out with a spoon (as you would a kiwi fruit) or cut into quarter segments and eat it.
The Feijoa is a very versatile fruit and can be used in a variety of ways. Here are some of the common uses:
- Fruit Pies (i.e. mixed with apple)
- Fruit Drinks (with grapefruit)
- Wine & Cider
Sadly Feijoa’s are not common place in the UK at the moment, but with enough interest I’m sure one day this amazing fruit will make its appearance in our markets.