pouteria campechiana

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canistel

canistel

Small tropical tree (up to 30ft, 10m) that stays green year round, with shiny, leathery ribbed pointed oval leaves, and an edible golden yellow fruit who’s texture is similar to a cooked egg yolk. It’s shape is like a bullet-shaped egg. Popular from Mexico and Florida to Taiwan and Vietnam. Can be used in custards, smoothies or just eaten raw. High in vitamin A, C, carotene, niacin, calcium, iron, phosphorus. Used as anti-cancer, anti-tumor, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial for Candida, E Coli, etc. Tree is ok down to almost freezing but not below.
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Q: Why is the aubergine often A: Several older varieties had small rounded white fruits, hence their common name eggplant or egg fruit.
Fruits in this category are grapes, avocado, sapota, bread fruit, egg fruit, jack fruit, passion fruit, star fruit, pitahaya, pineapple and star apple.