The Pawpaw: Foraging For America’s Forgotten Fruit : The Salt : NPR
“It’s about the same as a cranberry” or a cherry, Brannan says.
If scientists could put a “health halo” over the pawpaw, Brannan says, it would give the fruit a commercial boost. It’s happened before. Pomegranate juice, anyone?
“Yum — wonderful flavor,” Joan Foster said after tasting her first pawpaw at the Olney Farm Market recently. She has been waiting a long time to try one. They’re only available a few weeks out of the year — and this year’s pawpaw season is just about over.
So if you’re intrigued, come back again tomorrow for a few tips on where you can find pawpaw beer, pawpaw sorbet … and pawpaw recipes.
There is Paw Paw, IL. Outside Dekalb. First time someone told me they lived in Paw Paw, I laughed because I thought it was a joke.