Scientific name: Diospyros nigra, Family name: Ebenaceae.
Black sapote aka black persimmon is a plant from Mexico. Its habitat is along rivers and lowland forests. Its distribution stretches from Jalisco to Chiapas, from Veracruz to the Yucatan. Entered Indonesia in around 2000, and is quite popular as an exotic fruit plant for fruit plant collectors. Plants learn to bear fruit at the age of 4 years after planting. This plant produces dark green fruit and dark brown-black flesh. The texture of the fruit flesh is like jelly and has the taste of avocado and has the aroma of kepel fruit.
Eating black sapote is like eating an avocado or avocado. Young black sapote fruits are bright green, 5 cm–12.5 cm long and 4 cm–5 cm in diameter. When ripe, the skin turns silvery green.
In its native Mexico, Diospyros digyna—the Latin name for black sapote—grows along streams and lowland forests. Its distribution stretches from Jalisco to Chiapas, from Veracruz to the Yucatan.
The secret of Black Sapote is its pudding-like consistency which looks like dark chocolate. But the amazing thing is that it also tastes like chocolate. I know that this sounds too good to be true, but it is true.
Black Sapote is a Tomato-like fruit with large berries with a thin and firm rind. Its color is shining dark green with brown specks. The fruit flesh is rich, dark brown in color and custard like and is therefore called the Chocolate pudding fruit. Black sapote’s flesh is sweet, nut-like mild flavor and when ripe fruit pulp is blended with milk, cream or ice-cream, it tastes like mild chocolate but without the caffeine or calories! The raw fruit can also be eaten with a spoon or eaten as a dessert in milk or citrus juice. Many different drinks are made from it as well as liquor. You can use them in dips or slices for a healthy chocolate-like dessert.