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Sapote / zapote in Toronto?

stargazercd Feb 26, 2012 09:13 PM

I learned a new recipe using this black fruit while in Mexico.
It was strikingly black and so wonderful smooth and sweet.
Is sapote (also spelled zapote) available in Toronto?
Has anybody seen it in Toronto?

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  1. foodyDudey RE: stargazercd Feb 26, 2012 09:48 PM

    I have seen it in some Indian grocery stores, it's called a "chikoo" or sapodilla there, so look for it using that name. You can probably find it at T&T.

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    1. re: foodyDudey
      gimel RE: foodyDudey Feb 27, 2012 06:46 AM

      If you can't find fresh, Indian groceries also often have the pulp in tins, usually next to the tinned mango pulp.

      1. re: gimel
        stargazercd RE: gimel Mar 1, 2012 07:17 AM

        Thanks foodyDudey and gimel.
        Is chikoo/sapodilla black inside?
        My brief google search shows it with persimon colour (i.e. orange-ish) flesh.
        The one I had in Mexico has strikingly black flesh - very unusual colour but wonderfully sweet.

        1. re: stargazercd
          gimel RE: stargazercd Mar 1, 2012 12:29 PM

          Diospyros digyna vs Manilkara zapota perhaps? Not familiar with the former...

          1. re: gimel
            stargazercd RE: gimel Mar 1, 2012 12:41 PM

            Diospyros digyna (black sapote) is what I had.
            Guess, it's only available in Mexico. Too bad...
            Thanks for your reply.

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