Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Sapote Fruit

Is it just me and my Rorschach inkblot thinking, or does the seed holes and lines look like some kind of alien face? Or maybe an insect. Or the scrunched up face of a toothless old woman?

Not surprisingly - I had never heard of a Sapote Fruit until I saw it at the world food store. It looked like a large kiwi or a small, smooth potato. I did not have my produce book along with me, but the store had one and I was able to check ahead of time whether or not this was something we might like. It mentioned tasting like "maple syrup". I snatched up the sapote fruit!


The sapote reminds me so much of kiwi. The outside color, the shape and the skin. Cutting into the sapote is like cutting into a kiwi - the skin is super thin. Half-way through you hit an obstacle of a couple of large seeds. Seeds are easily removed.



My first thought of the flavor was "Super sweet!" The texture was similar to a very ripe pear.

Dd said, "Real sweet - does taste syrupy." But she didn't eat much so I know she didn't really like it.

Ds said, "Bleah...a little like pear and a little bumpy."

I finished off all 3 sapotes (not all in one sitting mind you). They did taste better after they had been in the fridge overnight. It was a bit odd to be eating a fruit that tasted like syrup.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It does look like an old woman with no teeth ! From the description it sounds similar to the sugar fruit found in Papua New Guinea. It was too sweet for me.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

That sounds really interesting! I'd love to try one.

ames said...

A very grumpy old woman! You should submit it to the Faces in Places blog! (http://facesinplaces.blogspot.com/)

citysickness said...

The gardener I just got my first one said the best way to eat them is to freeze it and slice it and eat it as it thaws ....

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