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Pink dragonfruit is pretty good.

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Damn...I can see it now...these things are like beaver pelts...they could be traded and sold with ease. 

It would be great to have like 10-20 fruits to sample in this form, all in one sitting or at an event.


Who's going to help me organize the 1st annual  tropical fruit leather tasting event? (Could probably have it online?)



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No, no combos for me.  I am a purist.  Watermelon is delicious...try it, you'll like it.

totally agreed...i'm making a Grimal leather now...and Yellow maybe next.....BUT!

i'm still tempted to make a fruit leather with as many myrciaria fruits mixed in as possible...

I could conceivably make a leather that included the following fruits:
Blue jabo
Yellow Jabo
Sabara
Red Jabo
White Jabo
Grimal


lol...i know it would look like vomit...but I think it would taste insanely complex...and would be a one of a kind tasting experience...that no one on the planet has had before!  not even Bill Gates, or Oprah!  :P 

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sorry for triple post, but I'm all excited...

i have a bunch of miracle fruit that's probably going to waste....

but guess what...

I'm going to make a dang ol' miracle fruit leather...even if it takes an hour to clean the pulp off the seeds! (I've done it before, and got about 1 cup of pulp in approx 30 min....i used a very high quality vegetable peeler)

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Got some of Adam's jaboticaba leather today. Very tasty! Thanks Adam.
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Adam, try to fry a few jaboticaba fruits. You might get a delicious sweet chips

Mango and jackfruit are the most routine for drying and leathers here.Bananas,pineapple,soursop and papaya are routinely used.

In India, they make jackfruit chips. It's delicious.



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Re: Jaboticaba Fruit Leather
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2015, 07:06:25 AM »
now this is something I can do with jaboticaba!

so if I buy a lot of plants, do I get comped a quarter jabo roll? ha ha ha j/k.

Funny u should say that...I've already done this for a few customers!

I'm predictable!

(it's one of the best things I can do with the fruit leather now, other than eat it all to myself  :P  I can't legally sell this batch, because of the cottage laws...but I can give it away!!)
I can personally vouch for the quality of Adam's jaboticaba; it's excellent!!! I got to try some yesterday when I visited his place! Great job; it even comes packaged in a little biodegradable wax paper bag.
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I mentioned pawpaw leather.  Someone already tried that and wound up with allergic reaction/food poisoning.  If you're going to try and make it, be very careful and conservative in avoiding skin and seeds, and nibble carefully before consumption.

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update:
I made another batch of fruit leather...this time from Grimal jaboticaba

the juice is almost white compared to the red jabo which is pinkish white.

what sux is, my dehydrator trays (for making leathers, specially made for my machine), have warped after the first usage.  I suppose the heat made them change shape....so now when I poured the juice on the tray it would not lay flat on the tray, and the leather would not dry evenly....

the result was a mess...

i ended up overcooking it because one side was thicker than the other...

but it was still tasty  :D

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Not sure but beer is always acid
Yes beer has acid
that's interesting, as I am not a fan of the whole flavor-changing effect.

Ordered up a pint of my favorite brew one time like 2 hours after having 1 or 2 miracleberries, and man, was I pissed.  The beer tasted awful and didn't go away for a while.  I am sure it is cool if you prepare the right foods etc,.
Does it make bitter sweet too?

No it only makes acid sweet....and even some acidic flavors are not affected much...like sour tamarind and araca boi

Is beer acid? MF does affect the taste of beer, so obviously it affects other taste receptors besides the sour one.
What kind of acid does beer have?
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IWhat temperature do you dehydrate at?  I have a 10 tray and I keep it at 115 or lower so as not to destroy enzymes.  It will usually take 24 hours for a wet fruit like mango.  Watermelon might take 48.

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IWhat temperature do you dehydrate at?  I have a 10 tray and I keep it at 115 or lower so as not to destroy enzymes.  It will usually take 24 hours for a wet fruit like mango.  Watermelon might take 48.

135-140 for leather.

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What about purely passion fruit? Can anyone add to the list?
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Stuart: Thanks for the confirmation. It sounded good in my head because they make spanish membrillo with guava in the Philippines, since quince doesn't grow there. Agreed, it needs to be pink, for the correct flavor and chew. Maybe some South African fruits would work well, Marula or strychnos? Maybe a dovyalis?

Adam: I think Jackfruit and most likely Mango would work too.

You can buy jackfruit leather (locally called satahans) and mango leather in the  friday market in Mapusa. Goa . India in the months of march to may.

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I never try it. How do you dry it. Sun , oven ? Thanks
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I never try it. How do you dry it. Sun , oven ? Thanks
wonder fruit- I used the oven. First, wash and blend the fruits. Simmer them for 1/2 hour to 45 minutes. Then once the mix is thick, spread it 1/8 in flat on a silicon mat on a baking sheet. Bake for 3.5 hours. Baking time varies on the fruit used. I used raspberry and it would have tasted way better if I had strained the seeds first!
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One thing you can do when making fruit leather from dark-skinned fruits is cook the pulp and thin skin together a little bit just to integrate the coloring. I do this with blueberries, and it results in a deep blue fruit leather instead of just having bits of blue skin in the mix. I bet it would make for a pretty gorgeous Jaboticaba fruit leather too.

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Kumquats sliced and dryed make a wonderful alternative to dried cranberries in salads.
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