Which Fruit is That? Eight Favourite Tropical Fruits

Sugar Apple. Photography by Dean Barnes
Sugar Apple. Photography by Dean Barnes

Sugar Apple

It may resemble a foreign-looking green pinecone before it’s fully opened. However, the taste of the soft white flesh inside is a familiar combination of pineapple-strawberry with the creaminess of a banana. The fruit, sometimes called sweetsop, is ripe when the outer segments start to separate. Enjoy fresh, but remove the many black seeds first because they can be toxic.

Calories in Fruit

A 3½oz serving provides 95 calories, an excellent source of vitamin C, and good source of the B-vitamins thiamine and B6, and fair quantities of other B-vitamins, iron and potassium.

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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.