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Where to get Costa Rican cainitos?

caju Feb 5, 2010 01:18 PM

My girlfriend and I recently visited Costa Rica, and saw this fruit that we thought was a mangosteen, but was identified as a cainito. Unfortunately, we never got to try it!

I poked around on the web, and I think this is it:


Also known as caimito, star apple, golden leaf tree, abiaba, pomme du lait, estrella, milk fruit and aguay. Does anyone know where I might be able to obtain one?


  1. DaveCook Feb 6, 2010 09:46 PM

    The Wikipedia article notes that it's a West Indian fruit, too, but despite long hours in Richmond Hill (Queens) and Flatbush (Brooklyn) markets, I don't recall seeing it even once. Will keep my eyes peeled.

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