Fruit Stand Loot

IMG_1271I picked up this Mamey Sapote at a fruit stand in the agricultural area of Homestead. I had gone there to buy a cold coconut to satisfy a coconut water craving, and ended up also buying this mamey and a few other fruits. To eat a mamey, you cut it lengthwise and take out the seed from the middle. Slice the fruit into strips to easily cut off the peel. It can be eaten fresh, but it is so sweet that I prefer to use it in milkshakes. I’ll post my favorite mamey shake recipe, later this week!

Mamey is native to Central America and is very popular in Latin America, especially Cuba. It has been grown commercially in south Florida for 40 or so years.

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