Chikoo (Sapodilla)

Chikoo is a small egg shaped exotic fruit with rough brown skin. When fully ripe, the edible flesh changes from white to brown. The fruit produces a wonderful aroma, and is normally eaten raw as a dessert fruit, or blended into a milkshake. Raw chikoo should be avoided as the white ‘flesh’ is in fact a latex compound with bitter taste.

Ripe chikoo will yeild to gentle pressure under the thumb. Ensure the skin is an even brown colour, with no bruises or blemishes.

The Chikoo fruit tree is used in the production of chewing gum as the bark produces a milky white latex.

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