Description: Comes from Central America. Orange fruit, with a very rich flavour, and a consistency like boiled egg-yolk.
An important part of the diet in ancient Peru.
Shape: The fruit is round to oval, hard and green turning soft and yellow-orange at maturity. The yellow flesh is meaty with the consistency of a boiled egg.
Preparing/serving: Canistel fruit can be eaten fresh with salt and lemon juice or mayonnaise; made into custard or ice cream; or into pies.