Commodity: Mamey Sapote
Shaped and sized like a football or softball, the mamey sapote has a coarse brown skin with an orange-pink flesh around a large central seed. Its flavor suggests sweet potato and honey. The fruit can be eaten raw after the rough skin is removed (often peeled in strips). It can be used in milkshakes, smoothies and ice cream and pairs well with Latin cuisine. It is available year-round from Venezuela and sporadically from spring to fall from Florida and Belize.