Mamey/Sapote Selection Information | Nutritional Information | Tips & Trivia
Scientific Binomial Name: Diospyros digyna
Use in dips or sliced for a healthy chocolate-like dessert.
Also called chocolate Pudding Fruit or Black Persimmon, good-quality Sapote will have soft and slightly wrinkled skin. The skin will turn from bright-green to olive as it ripens.
Avoid product that is so soft the skin has split or has black scars or bruises.
Refrigerate unwashed, ripe Black Sapotes in a plastic or paper bag for 3 to 5 days. For longer storage, pulp should be frozen.
Let Black Sapotes ripen uncovered in a dark place at room temperature. Turn them as they ripen until they yield slightly to the touch.
Sapotes are very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. They're also a very good source of Vitamin C.
Navel oranges are available November through May with peak supplies in January, February and March, so now is the time to enjoy them while you can!
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