Egg Fruit scientifically known as Pouteria campechiana, is a dense fruit that has low water content. It is super sweet and has a melt in your mouth consistency! Eaten ripe or used in an array of culinary dishes this interesting fruit will transport your senses to the tropics. The intense flavor is reminiscent of sweet egg custard when ripe. This is a must try for any tropical fruit hunter.
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*EGG FRUIT CAN NOT SHIP TO CALIFORNIA*
Egg Fruit is shipped unripe, however may arrive ripe upon delivery. When ripe, the fruit is soft to the touch, similar to the ripeness of an avocado. The skin along with the pulp of the fruit is edible however, do not consume the seeds, as they are inedible.
I received 3 fruits in very good condition. All three fruits were unripe and hard, so stayed on the shelve (room temperature) for a week when it started showing ripening signs: changed color from yellow-green to solid warm-yellow, got soft to touch and started to smell. Initially, the ripening fruit smell reminded a tomato (surprising), but with longer ripening it changed into a sweet fruity aroma. As described, the fruit pulp was quite dry; a bit more wet around seed and going dryer towards the skin. Tasty and sweet, but not the best eating experience for one who likes juicy fruits. The texture of pulp really resembles hard boiled egg yolk. Therefore the fruit looks more suitable for processing to smoothie or something similar. The advantages of dry pulp are: a very long shelf life of ripen fruit, resistance to overripening and potential for a long storage in refrigerator.