Wednesday, May 5, 2010

White Sapote

I ordered some white sapote with my cherimoya last week. I've never taste or seen this fruit before and nor did my mom. But the name sapote sound so similar to the sapodilla. In Vietnam, we call the sapodilla "sapote" too. But as you can see these are totally different fruits. The white sapote is green to yellowish and the sapodilla is brown. The texture of the two is totally different too. The one thing they have in common is that both are super super sweet! These white sapote are so sweet that I could only eat half of the fruit each time. No one in my family can eat more than half. If so, we need to have good health insurance like they have here just in case somebody goes into a diabetic coma.

The white sapote looks just like a green apple. The skin is very thin and smooth. The inside texture is very similar to an avocado, except more juice than the avocado. It's very buttery like the avocado too. The taste is like custard with a little of peach flavor. You can say it's somewhat creamy when you bite into it. There are 4 seeds in each fruit. The fruit is ready to eat when yellowish and soft.


Zoe said...

I was thinking of ordering this too, but since you said it's too sweet I don't think I will. Thanks for letting me know.

Anonymous said...

my family loves sapotes my mouth is seriously watering like crazy right now