5-Minute Health Tip: Treat Yourself to Chocolate Pudding Fruit

One bite of black sapote and you’ll be wishing you’d known about it sooner! Black sapote has been dubbed “chocolate pudding fruit” due to its custard-like consistency and chocolaty, nut-like flavor. Take 5 minutes to indulge in this chocolate pudding fruit treat to satisfy your taste buds and promote optimal wellness!

Whole and partial black sapote fruitThe Low-Down on Chocolate Pudding Fruit

Black sapote is a species of persimmon that grows on an evergreen tree indigenous to eastern Mexico, Guatemala, and Columbia. It’s cultivated in Florida, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Hawaii, Australia, and the Philippines.

It satisfies your sweet tooth just like chocolate, but without the fat and with four times the vitamin C content as an orange! Black sapote is also high in vitamin A, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber.

How to Indulge

You can eat black sapote straight up fresh with a spoon, or mix into recipes as a substitute for chocolate. It’s a terrific addition to smoothies, and fits well into tangy treats, like yogurt mixed with lemon juice. If you make homemade ice cream, then you’ve hit the jackpot with chocolate pudding fruit, which jazzes up all flavors and mixes. A traditional Mexican treat is black sapote mashed into a pulp, mixed with orange juice and brandy, and served with cream. Get creative with black sapote and share your favorite recipes!