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Ripe sweet Chesa fruit: Anybody know their nutritional value?
« on: December 25, 2009, 11:37:08 am »
Chesa is a wild crafted fruit. There is no industry or plantation for commercial cultivation. Sometimes in the fruit market you may see a few of them. A new batch we chanced upon came from my in laws’ ancestral home in Los Banos Laguna. A chesa tree full of creamy ripe fruit.


I find this chesa pretty good. The best I’ve eaten. But my father in law says he has tasted the best in Ilocos in his far home province. None of us know what this ice cream tasting fruit is good for. Nutritional value?

My mother in law thinks its good for the eyes due to its squash like color. Anybody know? Please post a reply. Thanks.







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Re: Ripe sweet Chesa fruit: Anybody know their nutritional value?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009, 03:10:42 pm »
Chesa is a wild crafted fruit. There is no industry or plantation for commercial cultivation.

    Would you cut it open and post a picture of the open fruit?  Thank you! :)
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Re: Ripe sweet Chesa fruit: Anybody know their nutritional value?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2009, 04:34:07 pm »
Here are some other pictures of chesa from other people:



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This is what comes up first on google:

http://eatingasia.typepad.com/eatingasia/2006/11/weird_fruit.html


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Re: Ripe sweet Chesa fruit: Anybody know their nutritional value?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2009, 10:55:13 am »
Those are eggfruit, I believe, also known as canistel.  They grow all over Central America.  I don't really like the flavor raw, although there may be varieties that are tasty to eat raw.

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Re: Ripe sweet Chesa fruit: Anybody know their nutritional value?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2009, 05:44:06 pm »
Another synonym is Zapote Amarillo in Spanish

Some nutritional data  http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/canistel.html