Finally, a fruit that gives us the best of both worlds. Because of this black sapote’s chocolate-like flavor, it’s known as the “chocolate fruit” or “chocolate pudding fruit.” It’s a dark, olive green fruit on the outside with a rich, custard flavor on the inside. Its pulp is white when unripe and turns dark brown to almost black when ripe.
- Typically when the fruit is purchased unripe, it can take up to 10 days to ripen.
- Choose a firm fruit that is green to yellow in color.
- Avoid fruit that is soft or bruised.
- The dark flesh can be scooped out and eaten raw; however, it is preferably sweetened and added to beverages, ice creams, cakes, and shakes.
Store black sapotes on your counter away from direct sunlight until ripe. Once ripe, refrigerate for up to 3 days.
January – March
- Supports the immune system
- Excellent source of fiber for digestion
- Good source of vitamin A, potassium, and calcium
- Contains trace amounts of iron
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