Name & Family
English: Black Sapote, Black
Persimmon, Chocolate-Fruit, Chocolate Pudding Fruit
Spanish: Zapote Negro
German: Schwarze Sapote
Scientifical: Diospyros digyna, Family:
Same family: Kaki - Mabolo
- Japanese Persimmon
Tropical Fruit, 2 to 10 seeded.
Seeds: shining dark red-brown colored.
Many trees bear pitless fruit.
Mexican relative to the Chinese persimmon.
Description, Taste & storage
The Black Sapote is a Tomato-like
fruit, 10 x 13 cm. large berry with a thin and firm rind. Its color is
shining dark green with brown specs. The fruitflesh is rich, dark brown
colored and custard like and is therefore called the Chocolate pudding
Complete ripe fruits are often
Black sapote's flesh is rich
and custard-like, with a sweet, nut-like mild flavor and when ripe fruit
pulp is blended with milk, cream or ice-cream, it tastes like mild chocolate
- but without the caffeine or calories!
sapote is native in Mexico and Guatemala.
cultivated in Florida, The Philippines, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and
an evergreen tree and grows upto 8 meter or more.
Often icecream is made of Black
The raw fruit is eaten with
a spoon or eaten as dessert in milk or citrus juice.
Many different drinks are
made from it as well as liquor.
Unripe fruits are not edible.
Use them in dips or sliced
for a healthy chocolate-like dessert.