The Paw Paw is an indigenous fruit, which grows in the Midwest & Southern states. It has a tropical flavor, with hints of mango and banana - hence also the various nicknames such as Midwest mango or Indiana banana. It is said to have been a favorite of George Washington!
The Paw Paw is very delicate, does not travel well and is best when eaten quickly after harvest. All of these characteristics make it almost impossible to bring it to market fresh - as a result it has disappeared from our tables. Slow Food USA has included the Paw Paw on the Slow Food Ark of Taste as endangered variety.
Our Heirloom Fruit Curd uses wild Paw Paws, foraged in Ohio. We blend the fruit with Organic Valley butter, organic egg yolks, organic sugar and a little organic lemon juice concentrate and pectin for a luscious spread that is delicious on toast, over pancakes or served in mini tartlets for an elegant dessert.
Our Heirloom Fruit Curds are exclusively available at Whole Foods Market.
Recipe suggestion: Paw Paw Ice Cream
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