Best way to eat mamoncillo, quenepa or Spanish lime is all alone. In some Latin America countries, such as Colombia, it is usually cooked, where you can find mamoncillo jam or mamoncillo syrup. The sweetness and texture of this fruit is ideal for these type of preparations, thus providing a different way of eating this fruit. In Ecuador it is eaten with salt and chili.
This fruit is known as "Spanish lime" in the USA, "quenepa" in Puerto Rico," mamón" in El Savador and "ginep" in Jamaica.
Mamoncillos originates from the tropical areas of America (Venezuela, Colombia, Guyana, Surinam).
59 calories in 100 grams. Mamoncillo is high in vitamin C and in B family vitamins. Helps to improve the immune system, helps to prevent urinary or bronchial infections and also protects the body against viruses and bacteria.