Thursday, February 25, 2010

Name This Fruit

We saw this fruit in the tianguis on Tuesday. We asked what it was but never understood the answer. I thought that maybe it was some variety of Cherimoya but I've looked on the internet and haven't found a variety that has the little bumps or is shaped like this. So, can you name this fruit?

13 comments:

Bob Mrotek said...

Guanabana

Leslie Limon said...

The large green fruit is called Guanabana. It's white inside with black seeds. It is a pretty tasty fruit and is used to make juice, agua fresca and paletas de hielo.

el jubilado said...

Guanabana - Soursop is what it looks like to me

http://sparks-mexico.com/costalegre/fruit/soursop.htm

el jubilado said...

I forgot what the locals called it in Melaque. 'cabeza de negro' Not very PC.

Ones on the beach looked larger than yours

peterspa said...

I saw this fruit at the Tianguis a couple of weeks ago, and the vendor told me it was called "noni". Not sure if that is the same as guanabana or not. I just looked at some photos of noni on google images and it looks very similar to your photo.

Billie said...

Thanks everyone. I just saw the same fruit at Mega labeled guanabana. So I guess that is it. Leslie now that I know what to do with it, I'll have to buy one or two.

Bob Mrotek said...

Noni is "Morinda citrifolia" and Guanabana is "Annona muricata".

Sam and Bob said...

Billie:

If you look at one of our December blog posts entitled: "Organized and Ready to Explore", you will see the same fruit. It is Guanabana. We had a drink and it was very tasty.

caboSlim said...

It is definitely Guanabana. Not a personal favorite, but have tried it from time to time. Did you purchase one?

Billie said...

No did not purchase a guanabana. I guess I should just to say I've tried it.

Heather said...

It looks cool! I wonder how it tastes.

Anonymous said...

it's great in milkshakes and smoothies. very tasty. it can also be used if you like to make ice cream-yum! i used to have it when i was a little girl in cuba and always got the name mixed up with a beach called guanabacoa. i think either of those words would be hard for a 6 year old to pronounce.

teresa in lake stevens

Kathy said...

Guanabana is the BEST. Go to a Michoacan paleta shop and try a paleta. We have a LOL here who makes guanabana agua fresca in season and it is The Best.

I love guanabana but I've never had it fresh. :)