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Canistel (6 lbs)
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Grown In: Dade County, FL
The Canistel, also known as "Eggfruit" is native to Southern Mexico and Belize but also grows well in Southern Florida. The only way to get this fruit is if we ship it to you because there are not many trees around. The fruit is in the Sapote family and is sometimes referred to as 'Yellow Sapote'. The edible portion of the fruit is found inside and resembles the texture of a boiled egg. This is where it got its nickname 'Eggfruit". Known for its qualtiys for making custards, icecreams and sorbets.
The fruit is soft but not juicy. Some people associate the texture with persimmons. It has a sweet taste and is edible raw. The outside of the fruit has a beautiful yellow glossy skin. Very rich in carotene and niacin, they also contain a good shot of ascorbic acid. Scientists and nutritionists both believe this to be a very healthy fruit.