Grenadas Chinas | Mexico | Living in Mexico

Grenadas Chinas

We eat fruits we never encountered in the United States. Pictured here are Grenadas Chinas.


They're about the size of a very large egg, with a thin orange shell backed by a thicker, pithy white one. You open one by digging your fingernails into the hard shell and pulling the halves apart.

The edible part is a gelatinous gray mass full of crunchy little seeds. It's kind of like eating Rice Crispies Jello, except much sweeter.

I think the seed glob looks like brains. Sort of like a skull that has been broken open. To my adolescent mind, this is a positive feature. I love foods with high gross-out value.

You eat it by placing your open mouth over the open fruit, and sucking.

Cool, huh?