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kenLove 48593 246 Eggfruit either
The eggfruit or canistel is very high in vitamin A.
tastes like a sweet, sweet potato.
Re: Eggfruit
Great picture.
The leaves seem Mango leaf(Mangifera indica).
Is the Eggfruit family same as Mango?

Re: Eggfruit
the eggfruit is closer to sapote, Pouteria campechiana
is the botanic name.
here is the info from the data sheet on my site.
I read that it is sometimes used to dev. drugs to combat
parkinsons. I'
ll add a icture of a round type called ross sapote which
has the samee botanic name
take care
Pouteria campechiana
The egg fruit or canistel is sometimes called the
yellow sapote, zapote amarillo, huevo vegetal,
mamey cerera, boracho, toesa and dozens of
other names. Beneath the skin the yellow orange
flesh is relatively firm and mealy with a few fine
fibers. The center of the fruit it is softer and more
pasty. It has been often likened in texture to the
yolk of a hard-boiled egg. The flavor is sweet and
somewhat like that of a baked sweet potato or
pumpkin pie filling.

The canistel is thought to be native to southern Mexico,
Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador. It is common in
Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas. The tree was introduced
in the Philippines before 1924 and it reached Hawaii
around the same time.

The fruits will soften to eating-ripe in 3 to 10 days. They
should not be allowed to become too
soft and mushybefore eating. Ripe fruits can be kept in good
condition in
the vegetable tray of a home refrigerator for several days.

Some enjoy the fruit with salt, pepper and lime or lemon
juice or mayonnaise, either fresh
or after light baking. The pureed flesh may be used in
custards or added to ice cream mix just
before freezing. A rich milkshake, or "eggfruit nog", is
made by combining ripe canistel
pulp, milk, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg or other seasoning in a
Others have prepared canistel pancakes, cupcakes, jam, and

Canistels are rich in niacin and carotene (provitamin A)
and have a fair level of ascorbic acid.

Food Value Per 100 g of Edible Portion*
Calories 138.8
Moisture 60.6 g
Protein 1.68 g
Fat 0.13 g
Carbohydrates 36.69 g
Fiber 0.10 g
Ash 0.90 g
Calcium 26.5 mg
Phosphorus 37.3 mg
Iron 0.92 mg
Carotene 0.32 mg
Thiamine 0.17 mg
Riboflavin 0.01 mg
Niacin 3.72 mg
Ascorbic Acid 58.1 mg
Amino Acids:
Tryptophan 28 mg
Methionine 13 mg
Lysine 84 mg
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