Like Fruit for Chocolate

Black Sapote

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.

  1. Typically when the fruit is purchased unripe, it can take up to 10 days to ripen.
  2. Choose a firm fruit that is green to yellow in color.
  3. Avoid fruit that is soft or bruised.
  4. 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

  1. Supports the immune system
  2. Excellent source of fiber for digestion
  3. Good source of vitamin A, potassium, and calcium
  4. Contains trace amounts of iron