Canistel can be eaten out of hand. The ripe fruit is used for jams. In Australia it is used in milkshakes. To prepare a canistel milkshake, add to blender the canistel and half a glass of cold milk, a few spoons of ice cream, mix it and finally ad a bit more milk until desired texture. Easy to prepare with a delicious result. It is also commonly used in custards and ice creams.
Its name is derived from the Mexican town of Campeche, where it is native. Though relatively rare in East Africa, in the Swahili language, the fruit is named “zaituni” which is the same word used to refer to olives.
Originally from countries of Central America and Northern South America.
138 calories in 100 grams. This fruit is high in beta-carotene and this nutrient prevents eye problems, gives hair its lustrous sheen and maintains glowing skin.