Friday, January 25, 2008

It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a persimmon!

When we were in I/P, the places we stayed fed us very well. The last place we stayed was a Lutheran Hostel in old city Jerusalem. They fed us breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was buffet style with the same things on it every day. But at dinner, we got different food every night. It always included soup, salads of some sort, sides, the main dish, and a dessert. Sometimes the dessert was jello or chocolate pudding with fruit in it, or cake of some sort. But often, our dessert was fruit, which was wonderful. One time in particular, we had this fruit that looked a lot like an unripened tomato. But, it was NOT a tomato. The flesh was kind of hard, but it was very edible, and the inside was very sweet and juicy. I had NO idea what kind of fruit this was, so I just Googled it. It's called a Sharon Fruit because it is grown in the Sharon Valley. It is also known as a persimmon. Here is the picture. If you ever see one, I recommend trying it.

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