[NAFEX] Question for Lon - now grape seeds

David Consolvo fruitopia at firstva.com
Wed Nov 25 21:36:30 EST 2009

I too love the almondine flavor of serviceberry seeds.  I don't like the taste of 
crunched grape seeds though.  Yes, 'twould be nice if there was a variety with 
nice-flavored seeds.

Since you're in NC, if you grow pecans, let me know if you have any varietal 

~David Consolvo
Hungrytown, Virginia

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov
Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date:  Tue, 24 Nov 2009 09:24:41 -0500

>Excellent post Stephen. I sometime wonder about the evolution of the
>American mind as well as the palate!
>Question- as I explore fruit, I realize that chewing on the fruit seeds
>can enhance flavor or can minimize the trouble of eating a seeded fruit.
>Examples: Serviceberry- what would the flavor be without the almond
>accents of the seeds?  Passionfruit- way too much trouble to separate
>the seeds from the pulp in my mouth!
>What about grapes?  What do people do?  I have always spit out the
>seeds, and sometimes the tough skin of muscadines.
>Does anyone chew the seeds of grapes?  Do any varieties have seeds that
>when chewed, enhance the flavor of the fruit?
>Betsy Hilborn
>7a NC
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