Chicozapote, or sapodilla, is a fruit with a unique flavor, soft brown pulp, and a sweet taste. As a result, it is eaten primarily as a dessert. The bark of the chicozapote tree has a gummy latex substance 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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