6 Hybrid Fruits And Vegetables You Need To Try — Because Kale Is So Last Year

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Whenever I see new hybrid fruits and vegetables in the produce aisle at my grocery store, my eyes light up… I have to try them. You can imagine my delight when I read about kalettes, a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts — those are only my two favorite cruciferous veggies ever. Though I haven’t seen them at my co-op yet, I have a feeling 2015 is the year of the kalette… get excited, people! And of course, being the fruit and veggie freak that I am, this discovery prompted me to search for more delicious hybrid food trends to try.

Apparently citrus fruits make fun mash-ups, because I found a handful I’d never heard of. Who knew blood limes (a blood orange-lime mix that’s sweeter and more edible than a normal lime) existed? And if you haven’t already seen them cropping up at stores, rainbow vegetables are all the rage these days. In my opinion, few veggies are prettier than purple cauliflower... just give me a bouquet of that for Valentine’s Day and I’ll be happy.

There’s nothing wrong with regular cauliflower or cabbage, but sometimes it’s fun to experiment with new produce in the kitchen. Plus, doesn’t rabbage (yep, a radish-cabbage hybrid) sound delish? So if you’re feeling adventurous, buy one of these unusual hybrid fruits and veggies next time you're at the store.

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