24 May, 2007

Mysterious Lebanese fruit

Does anyone know anything about what this strange fruit is? I bought it in Geant, it comes from Lebanon and is called "akka dhuniya", but a Google search doesn't come up with much.

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It tastes a bit like a sour plum, but instead of a stone there is a big multi-segment seed thing.

12 comments:

CG said...

ACEROLA?

secretdubai said...

I don't think so no, this is bigger. It is about the size of a large plum, and each seed is about the size of a large almond, if an almond was wedge shaped.

Intestinal_Blues said...

big multi-segment seed thing?

R U SURE YOU DIDNT DIGEST IT YESTERDAY AND REDIGEST IT 2DAY?

Blogger said...

medlar?

secretdubai said...

Nope, not a medlar either. This is very mysterious.

Dubai Sunshine said...

We always buy akidinia around this time of the year. Akidinia season is very short...I have no idea what it's called in English...all I know is it tasted good (especially when they're a bit on the lemon-y side...mmm).

Shalom said...

FYI "Akka Dhuniya" is Hindi for "full world" or "entire world". More accurately, "world" is "duniya"....minus the "h" sound.

Anonymous said...

aikido?

AM said...

The English name is loquat, more info available on this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loquat

Anonymous said...

Its a tasty fruit that is only found in Lebanon.

secretdubai said...

am - fantastic - thank you! Mystery finally solved.

Expated in Dubai said...

a batteekha (watermelon) posing as a shummameh (melon)..she was never loved as a child batteekha (melon)..

PS fruit names in Arabic is just funnier :)

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