You are in: Home / Kitchen Dictionary Entry
Lost? Site Map

Kitchen Dictionary: tamarillo

Pronounced: tam-uh-RIHL-oh

An egg-shaped fruit with a tough bitter skin that can be red, purple, amber or yellow and may have faint dark stripes. The flesh ranges in color from orange-red to cream-yellow. The yellow types are usually a little sweeter. The pulp is black in purple and red fruits and yellow in yellow and amber fruits. Tamarillos are great with vanilla ice cream; and they make wonderful chutneys and sauces for fish, meat or chicken.


Season: May - October

How to select: Choose heavy, blemish-free fruit that is heavy for its size.

How to store: Refrigerate ripe fruit in a plastic bag up to 10 days.

More Tamarillo Recipes

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 0
Calories from Fat (%)
Total Fat 0.0g %
Saturated Fat 0.0g %
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg %
Sodium 0mg %
Potassium 0mg %
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g %
Dietary Fiber 0.0g %
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 0.0g %

How is this calculated?