black sapote

[English] plural black sapotes

The black sapote is the fruit of a tall, handsome tree with black bark, native to Mexico and the forested lowlands of Central America and was carried to many parts of the world by the Spaniards. On the tree, the fruit is shiny bright green, ripening to a muddy green. The swet-flavoured flesh is glossy, very dark brown and jelly-like, surrounding anything from none to ten flat smooth seeds.

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