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Turkish firm produces olive-sized watermelons

Company put mini watermelons 'tasting like cucumbers' on display in southern Turkey

Can Erözden   | 16.01.2019
Turkish firm produces olive-sized watermelons ANTALYA, TURQUÍA - ENERO 16, 2019: Las sandías en miniatura son parientes cercanos de los pepinos y otros cucurbitáceas. Son nativas de México y América Central. Las frutas se exhiben en la 26ª Feria Internacional de Alimentos y Bebidas en Antalya, Turquía, el 16 de enero de 2019. (Mustafa Ciftci - Agencia Anadolu) ( Mustafa Çiftçi - AA )

By Hatice Ozdemir Tosun


Olive-sized watermelons produced by a Turkish agricultural firm was put on display at a food fair on Wednesday.

The tiny watermelons were featured at the 26th FoodProduct held in the Turkish Mediterranean province of Antalya.

Head of the company Mustafa Erust told Anadolu Agency that they produced the olive-sized watermelon as snacks.

"When you eat it, its rind tastes like watermelon but the inside tastes like a cucumber," Erust said.

Erust said the project was to have children get used to eating fruits, adding that they also produce mini-sized cucumbers, aubergine, zucchini, cauliflower and carrots.

The mini watermelons are largely sold in small packages in Turkish grocery stores and each package is sold for at least 8 Turkish liras ($1.4), he added.

The FoodProduct fair in Antalya Expo Center will run through Jan. 19.

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