Food identification needed

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mar52
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Food identification needed - Thu, 05/3/12 10:45 PM
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Can anyone tell me the identity of the food item sitting on top of the pickle?
 
Not paying attention, I bit in to it thinking it was an olive.  It was full of little seeds and pickled in a brine.  That thing on the left is it's stem.
 
It has lines on it like a football.
 
I've never seen one before.

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Re:Food identification needed - Thu, 05/3/12 11:05 PM
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A grown up caper berry (per my foodie wife).

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Re:Food identification needed - Thu, 05/3/12 11:10 PM
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Thank you!  I just Googled Caper Berry and your wife is correct.
 
Thank your wife for me.
 
I wondered what I ate.
 

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Re:Food identification needed - Thu, 05/3/12 11:15 PM
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See more pictures here: http://tiny.cc/enkrdw

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Re:Food identification needed - Thu, 05/3/12 11:21 PM
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Heck, I was gonna say a Pigmy Watermelon!

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Re:Food identification needed - Thu, 05/3/12 11:27 PM
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I'm not sure I'd eat one again.  I'm not a fan of seeds.  Eating a dry fig is a challenge.
 
I would serve them, though.  Maybe in a cocktail.  I'll have to do some more investigating.
 
Thanks all!