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Egg Fruit

Egg fruit is a tropical fruit plant native to South America. Unlike what might seem from its name, it doesn't taste like an egg. But the inside of the fruit has a colour very similar to an egg yolk. The egg fruit needs to be fully ripe to be fit for consumption.  It is rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, Niacin, Carotene and Beta Carotene. 

Egg fruit plant grows into a midsize tree. Pruning may be done to remove dead branches and maintain shape.

Alternate names: Egg fruit, Cupcake fruit, Canistel

Botanical name: Pouteria campechiana

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