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.
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