lemon aspen

Pale, lemon-colored fruit that grows on rain forest trees native to Queensland, Australia. The lemon aspen fruit (referred to as a berry) is about the size of a large grape. It has a thin skin, spongy flesh and small dark seeds in a tough, x-shaped core. The acidic lemon aspen has a spicy aroma and flavor that's like a citrus blend with a hint of eucalyptus. The juice is used like that of lemons in Australian cuisine. Availability is limited, typically only through Internet ordering.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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