pouteria campechiana

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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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Arbol Pouteria campechiana (Kunth) Baehni * Arbol Pouteria reticulata (Eng.
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