How to Eat Hedge Apples

Hedge apples, also known as osage oranges, are generally considered inedible. This is largely due to the unpalatable taste of its fruit despite its orange-like smell. However, hedge apples are non-poisonous. And those who can look past the hedge apple's bumpy, ugly exterior, eat its seeds.

Step 1

Chop the hedge apple in half.

Step 2

Use a spoon to scoop out the tiny seeds in its center.

Step 3

Rub the seeds under running water to remove the slimy coating that covers each of them.

Step 4

Eat the seeds raw or roasted. Dispose of the fruit after trying a small piece for experience's sake.


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Based in Houston, Texas, Meg Butler is a professional farmer, house flipper and landscaper. When not busy learning about homes and appliances she's sharing that knowledge. Butler began blogging, editing and writing in 2000. Her work has appered in the "Houston Press" and several other publications. She has an A.A. in journalism and a B.A. in history from New York University.