sapodilla

Definition

Food

  • The fruit of the evergreen tree Achras sapota from Central America now grown in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka, which is also the source of chewing gum base. The fruits are 5 to 7.5 cm in diameter and when ripe, the skin is brown, rough and sticky, the seeds are inedible and the flesh is pasty, sweet and tastes of burnt sugar. Used as a dessert.
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