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White Sapote -- when to eat

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White Sapote -- when to eat

Ruth Lafler | Jun 4, 2004 05:05 PM

I bought a fruit I've never heard of before in SF Chinatown today: a white sapote. The sticker on it says "eat when slightly soft" -- can anyone here be more specific? According to the web "The flesh has a custard-like texture and a sweet delicious flavor reminiscent of peach or banana, although sometimes with a hint of bitterness. The fruit becomes pungent and unpleasant if overripe." So it sounds like I need to get it just right. At $2 for a piece of fruit the size of a smallish apple, I want to maximize the experience!

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