Pick a fruit, cut it in half, dip a spoon in it and have the sensation of tasting a good chocolate cake. That's the promise of the black sapote, a delicious fruit from Central America that tastes like chocolate pudding but with fewer calories.
Interested in knowing more? Fine Dining Lovers tells you everything you need to know about chocolate pudding fruit.
Black sapote is a green-skinned fruit with black, sticky pulp. It is commonly called chocolate pudding fruit. It is popular in Central America, and it is found mainly in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Guatemala.
The black sapote has the peculiarity of having the taste and the color of the chocolate, but with way fewer calories: 45 for 100 grams (compared to 530 calories for 100 grams of chocolate).
Another advantage? This chocolate pudding fruit is rich in vitamins A and C. In Central America, a kilo of black sapotes costs around 2 euros.
The black sapote can be eaten exactly as it is, with a spoon, or as a substitute for chocolate in many recipes. For example, it can be prepared in mousse, cake, smoothies or cookies. You'll love experimenting with this chocolate pudding fruit!
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