Caimito / Star Apple - From our friends at NUtopia Farm who describe the this exotic tropical fruit as "tasting like juicy marshmallow." That description alone is enough to make us hungry for more, but if you need more convincing, read on...
Caimito / Star apple is usually eaten fresh. Cut the fruit in half and use a spoon to scoop out the white pulp around the “starburst” core. The delicate jelly-like pulp is sweet and very juicy. The Vietnamese call star apple qua vu sua (breast milk fruit) and French Polynesians name it pomme de lait (milk apple) because of the abundance of a rich, creamy juice oozing from the pulp. You can drink the juice by spooning it out, just never sip it directly from the fruit! The rind and the skin contain a sap that is astringent and will make your lips feel “sandpapery”! Also, don’t eat the hard-as-a-rock black seeds!
Star apple is best enjoyed when it has been chilled in the refrigerator. It’s absolutely delicious with yogurt or cottage cheese! You can also make a fruit salad with star apple and other tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, and papaya. In India, street vendors make a refreshing star apple lassi (smoothie) by blending the ripe fruit with yogurt and pistachio nuts. In Hawaii, people simply eat fresh star apple as a snack or dessert.
Approx 3-5 fruits per pound