Thursday, March 19, 2015

Abiu

One day, my mother asked me to eat an unknown fruit she bought from the market. The fruit seller at the wet market told her that this fruit is from the Amazon area, South America and is good for I-forgot-what-it-is-good-for-sorry.

It has slimy flesh around the seeds


Quite sweet and I could not detect any special taste though some of my siblings say that it has a weird taste.

This is how it looks like. The name is Abiu (Pouteria caimito). You can google for more information if you are interested. Not sure how much it costs too here.

26 comments:

  1. It looks just like another variant of peach to me..

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    1. If you see the actual fruit, I don't think you will say that it looks like a peach.

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  2. Looks like ciku a bit. Ohhhhhhh!!!! This fruit. Someone in Kuching shared on Facebook, will live a very long life, he said...eating these. He has a plant, it seems. Sweet eh? That should be fine by me then... ;)

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    1. It is a tropical fruit so should be able to grow well here.

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  3. Looks like persimmon plus peach texture.. If sweet ok wor, looks juicy..

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    1. Not like peach at all, more like a very ripe persimmon.

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  4. this is really something new to me, haha!!! all the way from the Amazon huh?? i do find it look like ciku, round version and with thick skin.. interesting fruit this is~~ :)

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    1. The flesh is more like a ripe ciku. Its origin is Amazon but I think this one is grown commercially somewhere else.

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    1. Yes, the seed looks like those of ciku.

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  6. Look like unripe persimmon. Interesting.

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    1. More like a ripe persimmon than an unripe one.

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  7. Oh yes, I've seen this before in Venezuela. I think it was called temare - something like that.

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    1. You are absolutely right! Have you eaten it?

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  8. Wow looks special all right.

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  9. I have tasted this before. A friend bought from the market and gave one to me. More like very ripe persimmon.

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  10. Never seen that fruit before. It looks like a mandarins orange on the outside. Would love to try if I can find one here!

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    1. The skin is smooth unlike a mandarin orange.

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  11. This looks like Ciku to me too, Mun! Love to try it too :D

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    1. A bit and that's the flesh only.

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  12. I have eaten it before when someone presented me a fruit basket. I had no idea where it was from until I read this post. Wow!

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