Kangaroo Apple

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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Kangaroo Apple also known as poro-poro, the fruit of an Australian shrub of the nightshade family, Solanum aviculare. The berries are shiny, elliptical, orange-red or violet when ripe, with a soft pulp and numerous seeds. They can be eaten raw or cooked, but must not be used until fully ripe.