fruit of the week

Matisia

The fruit of the week is the MATISIA!

Matisia (Matisia cordata) which is also called Chupa-Chupa is native to the foothills of the Andes, and is common throughout parts of Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia. The fruit is round with a greenish leathery skin and sweet orange-yellow pulp which is quite high in fibre. Some people say it tastes a bit like rock melon! It is usually eaten straight out of hand but delicious in juices too!

 Photo by  Diana Scalfati

Abiu

Have you ever heard of the Abiu?

It's scientific name is Pouteria caimito and it's originally from South America. Its fruits shape varies from round to oval with a point. When ripe, it has smooth bright yellow skin and has one to four ovate seeds. The inside of the fruit is translucent and white. It has a creamy and jelly-like texture. The fruit has a sweet, mild taste which may have a hint of pineapple but is best described as reminiscent of caramel flan. It is often used in ice cream or eaten out of hand. YUM!

Every week we are going to be writing about one of the incredible fruits you can find here at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm / Wildwood, so keep your eyes peeled!

 

 Photo by  Diana Scalfati