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Adventures in Fruit: Mamey, Rhymes with “Hooray!”

This is one of my favorites. If I hadn’t moved to Miami I would never have never gotten to try this amazing fruit. Did I mention it’s one of my favorites?

It’s flesh is a similar texture to sweet potato but creamier. It’s flavor is like creamy honeyed banana mixed with pear. It’s awesome in flan, milkshakes or with a spoon. I ate this one with a spoon. Another favorite application is to put the flesh into the blender with almond milk and make it into popsicles. Talk about a nutritious refreshing post-work-out snack!

You’ll be able to recognize this fruit by it’s gritty brown skin and its about the size of a Nerf football. They’re ripe when they start to get wrinkly. Cut away the area around the seed and discard the skin. I hope you find one!

This is Christie, signing off.

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Adventures in fruit: sapote say what?

This is another local favorite. It’s called sapote.

It’s got the texture of a Bartlett pear and tastes like honey soaked Asian pear. I’ll definitely get this one again. It’s a great snack: it fits in your bag (about the size of a chicken egg), it fits in your hand, it fits in your mouth. What’s not to like? The flavor is unique. I imagine that this variety of sapote might make a great sorbet… note to self: learn to make sorbet. NOM!

This is Christie, signing off!

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