Guatemalan Fruit: Mamey

Guatemalan Fruit: Mamey

Okay everyone, I solemnly declare this week as the Zapotes (sapotes) and other such exotic tropical fruits week.

Sapote or tzapotl is a Nahuatl language word for a soft, edible fruit. The word is incorporated into the common names of several unrelated fruit-bearing plants native to Mexico, Central America and northern parts of South America. (source: Wikipedia)

We will begin our ride with Mamey, also known as the South American sapote (Quararibea cordata = Matisia cordata), family Malvaceae, a species of tree native to the Amazon Rainforests of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru; according to Wikipedia.

Next in line, we will have the what’s normally known as zapote in Guatemala or sapote mamey in Mexico. After that, we will take a look at the purple caimito, another kind of zapote. There are jocotes de marañon and mangos de pashte on our plate this week. Quick, go hide the scale because we are going to have a fruity tropical mystery tour.

But before we continue, please tell me if you ever had mamey (South American sapote) and if not, why not?

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