THE HORNED MELON
The horned melon, also called African horned cucumber, is an annual vine in the cucumber and melon family. It is considered to be the ancestor of the other cultivated melons. Often known by its nickname in the southeastern United States, blowfish fruit , it grown for its fruit, which look like oval melon with horn like spines.
The fruit of this plant is edible, but it is used as often for decoration as for food. When ripe, it has a yellow-orange skin and a lime green, jelly-like flesh with a tart taste, and texture similar to a cucumber
In Zimbabwe, this cucumber is called gaka, and it is primarily used as a fruit snack, salad and rarely for decoration. It is eaten young, mature green, or when ripe bright yellow/orange/ it grows naturally in the fields for the next summer's seeds/plants.
As traditional food plant in Africa, this fruit is potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustinable land care. Along with the Gemsbok cucumber, it is the only source of water during the dry
season in the Kalahari Desert. Despite the fruit's colorful appearance, it is not found any significant uses in Western cuisine and been called "astrigent", and the price is "exorbitant"
How do people in Zimbabwe get the next summer's seeds of the horned melon
They grow the fruit in the bush
They use the fruit for decoration
They eat the fruit and leave the seeds
They improve the nutrition for the fruit
They leave some fruits to rot in the field
Berdasarkan kalimat “however, some people leave some to rot in the fields for the next summer’s seeds/plant” yang terdapat pada kalimat ke-3 di paragraf ke-3, dapat diketahui bahwa ada orang-orang yang meninggalkan buah tersebut hingga membusuk di lapangan agar menjadi biji untuk musim panas selanjutnya sehingga pilihan jawaban (E) adalah yang paling tepat.
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