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Hello from England, & help please in naming unknown fruit

Postby Milo » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:58 am

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I have just returned from the Seychelles, where I came across an exotic fruit unknown to me. It is yellow and pear-shaped, about the size of an avocado with skin that resembles that of a melon. Inside, the flesh is creamy looking but somewhat dry and "powdery" to the taste. The locals call it a "zapok" but I can find no mention of this name on the internet and presume that it is a local name. I do have several pictures and I would be very grateful for any help in identifying this fruit.

Re: Hello from England, & help please in naming unknown frui

Postby Axel » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:27 pm

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You probably ate a canistel. It's a very common tropical fruit, pear shaped, bright yellow, and orange inside. It tastes a bit like a sweet potato.

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Re: Hello from England, & help please in naming unknown frui

Postby Milo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:16 pm

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That's it ! Many thanks, I also noticed the powdery texture of hard boiled egg yolk.

Re: Hello from England, & help please in naming unknown frui

Postby RodneyS » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:11 am

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Greetings, Milo! Good to hear you received a positive ID of the fruit you were asking for! Hope to hear more from you on the forums

Pip, pip, cheerio!


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