Black Sapote (Black Sapote, Diospyros digyna, Chocolate Pudding Fruit, Chocolate Persimmon, Black Persimmon, Chocolate Persimmon, Black Apple, Barbacoa). Neither the Sapotovs (sapodilla, lokuma), nor the Rutovs (White sapote) have anything to do, despite the name, since it belongs to a completely different family – the Ebony family, and the closest known black sapote to us is persimmon. Region of origin – Central America and the southern regions of Mexico, in addition, it is grown on islands such as Mauritius, Hawaii, the Philippines, the Antilles and in Brazil.
Spherical fruits (up to 12.5 cm in diameter) in a mature state become dirty green outside, and their flesh is black (hence the name). The pulp is jelly-like, glossy, even unpleasant in appearance, but very tasty, tender, sweet and resembles chocolate pudding. It is eaten simply fresh, and is actively used as an ingredient for confectionery and cocktails. The pulp contains up to 10 flat bones, which are easily separated from it.