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US Virgin Islands
noun
Round, oblate, ovaloid, ellipsoidal, or conical fruit varying in size from 2 to 4 in (5-10 cm) in width. The immature fruit is hard and has a sandpaper like texture. Typically, the fruit does not ripen until it is picked or falls off the tree. When ripe, the fruit becomes soft and juicy. The flesh may be yellow, reddish brown, or dark brown with smooth or grainy textures. While some fruits may be seedless, they typically contain 3 - 10 hard black seeds in the center. The fruit is considered to be very delicious and is highly desired. The sap or gum from the tree is also a source of 'chicle' the original ingredient used to make chewing gum.
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13 comments
British Virgin Isles.
British Virgin Isles.
Desiree
10 years ago

any recipes using this fruit?

Guyana
Guyana
Skip
9 years ago

called Sapodilla in Guyana. makes a great pie, much like apple pie, but less spices necessary

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Raj Gainda
9 years ago

In Surinam it is called sapatia by the Hindustani

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
dhani
8 years ago

Heard it refered as Jack Nicklaus favorite fruit. Manilara zapota ( sapodilla). The plant sap was chewed and made into " laglee " to catch birds in Trinidad.

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Curacao
7 years ago

Good for the bowels

Anguilla
Anguilla
A
6 years ago

I did the mispel spray in my pants in Curacao as well hahaha

Guyana
Guyana
4 years ago

Sweet Sapodilla 😋

Guyana
Guyana
4 years ago

Sweet Sapodilla 😋

Guyana
Guyana
4 years ago

Sweet Sapodilla 😋

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Mispel
4 years ago

Willemstad

Suriname
Suriname
Andy
3 years ago

In Suriname word get door de Creoolse bevolking Sapatia of sapotille genoemd . Overige groepen in Suriname hebben die Creoolse naamgeving overgenomen.

Aruba
Aruba
Tjibbe
2 years ago

Er groeien veel fruitbomen waaronder citrusvruchten, vijgen, mispel, perzikken etc

Aruba
Aruba
Suzanne
last year

You can make a great smoothie. Just peel some mispels, ad milk, vanilla and ice. Delicious.