Green star apple has a thinner skin and rind. The skin and rind constituting approximately 33 of the total are inedible.
Star apples must not be bitten into.
What is star apple fruit. Star apple has small pretty pale yellow flowers. The ripe fruit preferably chilled may be merely cut in half and the flesh spooned out leaving the seed cells and core. The pulp around the seeds is the part you eat it tastes sweet and refreshing similar to an abiu.
The surface of the fruit is firm and smooth. Detailed information nutrient composition nutrition in. When opening a star apple one should not allow any of the bitter latex of the skin to contact the edible flesh.
Star apple is known to be a prolific fruit bearer. The tree produces a very popular fruit as well as having a wide range of local medicinal uses and a good quality wood. Apart from star apple it is also known as caimito golden leaf tree milk fruit satin leaf star apple star plum west indian star apple abiaba cainito pomme de lait estrella and aguay.
The rind and pulp of this fruit are both a milky white color. Star apple chrysophyllum cainito tropical american tree of the sapodilla family sapotaceae native to the west indies and central america. Star apple chrysophyllum cainito is a tropical tree of the family sapotaceae.
It is cultivated for its edible fruit which is the size and shape of an apple and is named for the star shaped core. A single tree can produce hundreds of fruit in one season march to june. The dark purple fruit is 6 125mm thick and have soft white milky sweet pulp.
It is native to the greater antilles and the west indies. However they have a strong unpleasant smell especially at night probably to attract certain type of pollinators. It has spread to the lowlands of central america and is now is grown throughout the tropics including southeast asia.
The rind of this fruit is usually a dark purple color and the pulp ranges from a light purplish color to white. This purple or green skinned fruit has a super sweet white juicy flesh on the inside and when cut in half resembles the shape of a star. The skin of a star apple is often covered in latex and is not edible.