Eggfruit / Yellow Sapote / Canistel

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Country of Origin - Central America
Average Weight - 175 Grams


Eggfruit - also known as canistel or yellow sapote - is native to South America and belongs to the sapote fruit family. This fruit has a creamy, orange flesh, with an avocado-like texture and a sweet potato pie-like flavour. .


Eggfruit, scientifically known as Pouteria campechiana, is a tropical fruit from Central America and the Caribbean. This fruit has a rich historical background, often intertwined with ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures. Revered for its luscious taste and creamy texture, eggfruit was not just a culinary delight; it held cultural and ritualistic significance. Over the centuries, its popularity spread to various tropical regions across the globe, enchanting food enthusiasts with its unique flavour profile. 


Eggfruit finds its origins in the rainforests of Central America and Southern Mexico. Today, it is cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide, including parts of Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Florida in the United States. The fruit thrives in warm, humid climates, which is reflected in its presence in countries with such weather conditions. 

Flavours & Texture

Eggfruit, true to its name, possesses a texture similar to that of a hard-boiled egg yolk when ripe – creamy, smooth, and buttery. Its flavour is a delightful blend of sweet custard and sweet potato, with subtle hints of nuttiness. 


Cut the fruit in half, scoop out the flesh with a spoon, and discard the seeds and skin.

Nutritional Value

Eggfruit provides essential nutrients, including a good amount of dietary fibre that aids digestion, and a moderate amount of protein. 

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    Eggfruit / Yellow Sapote / Canistel
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