Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My First Mamey Sapote Fruit

I was doing some light shopping at a small grocery and picked up Mamey Sapote fruit. I've never had it before but I have heard of (and used) Sapote oil which is used in one of my fave hair care products. When I got home I did a little search to find out more about the fruit, e.g., taste, texture,  and how to know when it's ripe. I learned that it should be medium-soft and it's taste was most often described a cross between pumpkin and sweet potato. And the texture was described as similar to avocado. Since my fruit was rock hard I let it sit for a few days to ripen. Once it was ready, I dug in and I liked it. And I totally got the pumkin/sweet potato taste. And the texture was very soft and creamy almost like sorbet. So I think I let it ripen too long. I ate half of the fruit and froze the rest.  I made a smoothie one day and the next day I made a shake with almond milk and a little bit of cinnamon. Twas delish! I'll be on the look out for more Mamey Sapote when I go shopping.


  1. I've been looking for Mamey Sapote forever now, can I ask where in Chicago you found it?

    1. Hi Alex! I found mamey sapote at Hyde Park Produce located at 1226 East 53rd Street Chicago, IL

  2. Thanks so much! It is so good. Probably my favorite fruit (I grew up in Central America) but it's nearly impossible to find around here.

  3. Sure! I hope they still have some. If not, you might want to ask one of the workers if they can order or tell you where you can get it.