Monday, April 20, 2009

Quince and mamey sapote

Awhile ago I thought that perhaps the mystery fruit the hubs brought home was quince. But as soon as we cut into it, I realized it definitely was not quince. The texture was soft and starchy like mashed potatoes, but with a sweet flavor. I tried to Google the name our Filipina housekeeper called it, but was unable to find any definitive results. Then, recently, while researching mangosteen, I found out that the fruit is actually called mamey sapote.

mamey sapote

Mystery solved!

Was it good? Well, I'm not particularly a fan of starchy fruits, but I do think it would be a great addition to smoothies - sort of like how bananas always seem to smooth things out and add creaminess.

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