A uniquely flavored fruit, the soft brown flesh or the sapodilla tastes a bit like a sweet mix of brown sugar and root beer, so it's mainly eaten as a dessert. the bark of the sapodilla tree contains a gummy latex substance called chicle, which has been used as an ingredient in chewing gum.

Buy It

Choose a smooth fruit with intact skin that has no cracks, bruises or wrinkles. Once ripe, the fruit yields to gentle thumb pressure.

Store It

Mature but unripe fruit should be kept at room temperature for up to 10 days until they are ripe. Ripe fruit should be kept in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Why It's Great

Saturated fat free, cholesterol free, low in sodium, low in fat, and an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C.


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