Help Me Identify This Mystery Vegetable!

Help Me Identify This Mystery Vegetable!

Faith Durand
Jan 23, 2012

Q: I received these mysterious vegetables (fruits? nuts?) in a co-op basket. They are about the size of a garlic bulb, a dark reddish-black color on the outside, with a white starchy substance on the inside. The white pulp has a mild flavor that is at first reminiscent of coconut or almond but fades out quickly, and the texture is like an apple, an unripe pear, or a raw potato. They came in a pack of vegetables that was "Asian themed."

Sent by Kirsten

Editor: Readers, can you identify this vegetable?

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