Black Sapote

Black Sapote

Black Sapote orBlack Persimmon(Diospyros digyna) is a species ofpersimmon that is native to easternMexico and Central America south toColombia. Other names includeChocolate Pudding Fruit and (in Spanish) Zapote Prieto. In south Florida it is also sometimes confused with the Coco Fruit, a toxic relative that can cause insanity[citation needed]. It is unrelated to the mamey sapote (Sapotaceae), and the white sapote (Rutaceae). Mature trees can grow to over 25 m (82 ft) in height and are evergreen. It is frost sensitive. The leaves are elliptic-oblong, tapered at both ends, glossy, and 10–30 cm (3.9–12 in) long.

Black Sapote fruit are tomato-like and measure 5–10 cm (2.0–3.9 in) in diameter, with an inedible skin that turns from olive to a deep yellow-green when ripe and an edible pulp that turns from white when unripe to a flavor, color and texture often likened to chocolate pudding when ripe.

Health Benefits of Black Sapote

Black Sapote has twice the vitamin C content of an orange and is also a source of vitamin A, potassium and other vitamins and minerals, with only 1 gram of fat and 130 calories per serving.

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