Ana says it is a fruit. It is this strange looking green pod (this is a 1 foot floor tile so you get the idea of the size). You open it up and eat the insides.

Ok, there are these mini-plants that are starting to grow and there is the styrofoam-looking packing material. The mini-plants are sorta like eating big green peas. The styrofoam is sweet and, well, strange.

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I dont have a picture but no one mentioned Jocote's. I can not get the taste for these things with or without salt. My daughter can't get enough of them though.

I am still trying to figure out how she doesn't cringe when eating them, they are so bitter and sour.


You can eat these Green or Red, just like there are different varieties, The best are the red ones, these are exquisite, the green ones are eaten with salt and they are bitter, usually pregnat women eat them a lot .

Have you guys eaten the bright red ones? they are extremely sweet.


I believe I have, and was looking for them again, since I recalled enjoying the red ones. but I havent seen them around. I thought they were a different fruit all together

red jocotes.

Normaly you will get them around Easter time. that's when they are sweeter. umm...only in thinking about it make my mouth the way. have you try Mamones? they are around july/agosto.



My wife pops those like candy. I can't stand them, either.

I'm amused

I tend to prefer sour to sweet. My wife prefers sweet. But, she likes Jocotes. I don't hate them but I don't get interested in eating them either.

Now, Coco, our parakeet loves them. But, he loves garbanzos, malanga and, well, just about anything.

This looks similar to what

This looks similar to what we call "bri bri" on the atlantic coast although I have never seen it sprouting. One chews the sweet cotton/styrophone off and spit out a shiny brown seed.

For me - Never

I never saw this on the Atlantic Coast in my 15 years here.

Many other things exist that I've never seen on the Atlantic Coast.

Miskito Alan &#174

I think I had some

On Corn Island last month I was given the "bri bri", you ate the coating on the seeds & not the seeds themselves. I thought it was ok, but seemed like a lot of work. Looks like the same thing.

same with mamones.

They have to be one of my favorite fruits.

I can go through a bucket of those things


Quenapas... probably what I

Quenapas... probably what I was calling "kinep" in another post. I am clarifying so much today!

That is how guaba is like, is extremely sweet

We have another frond like called Guapinol, is dark brown and the seeds are powdery white. Then we have Matasano a yellow round fruit, extremely sweet, it's the size of a big Apple.


Phil the correct name for this strange fruit would be "Guanabana" you can make a very refreshing drink with it


This Here.

This here's Guaba, also known as Guava: Click Me.

Finally, we have Guayaba( known in Brazil as Guava): Here.

I've had Guanabana juice and eaten Guayaba/Brazilizn Guava but never had Guaba/Guava }:-P.

Thanks for the Links :-)

That clears any disagreedments or confusions, that's the way to do things, I am just to lazy to look for links :-/.

Here's another one... I

Here's another one... I think guyaba as shown in the photo from the link above is what we call "Kinep." Anyone know?

I am also constantly confused by the fruit, mamay. There are TWO clases of this fruit. One is called mamay (ma-may), the other is mamey (ma-mee). One is yellow on the inside, the other is orange. I believe one of them is called zapote in spanish. Help.

Marlies: Take it Easy

Photgraph & eat some "Hog Apples" on Corn Island.

Miskito Alan &#174

gross... even the hogs don't

gross... even the hogs don't eat the hog apple.

hog apple (noni) preparation: Pick the hog apple, a fruit resembling a frog's egg-sack. put it in a bucket for a few weeks until it rots and liquifies. Strain, bottle and serve to your worst enimy. (ironically, to make them live longer)

No Kinep on the

No Kinep on the net.




Mamey is the Yellow one, where the seed looks like a parrot beek, the seed roasted is a delicassy.

Zapote is brown, and the inside is light brown, the zapote has baby like hairs on the outside, they come in small and big, Mazaya is known for its delicious Zapotes.

marilies now you got me drowling over zapote :-/.

Mamey looks scary with that

Mamey looks scary with that black seed in the middle.

2FX47.html&p=zapote+fruit&type=jpeg&no=2&tt=29&fr=slv1-msgr">Zapote sounds like sipòte. Is there a reason for that?


I've made it and you can try again ;-D.


Which is also different from guyaba which, in English, is guava. Lots of fruit here. :-)

Note, I forgot to say you eat the "styrofoam" and not the seeds.

Lots of fruit here...

I always try a new fruit whenever I go to the market. There always seems to be something I haven't tried.

I tried this one a while back, and if it wasnt for someone telling me to just eat the "Styrofoam" then I would have never figured it out, haha.


Guayaba phil ...Guayaba :)

Guayaba Phil

Guayaba is a lil round one, Guaba is a frond, (Vaina) and Guanabana is a cone shaped like with small spikes.

Nop Walter

Guaba is different then Guanabana.


The one in the Picture is a Frond, Vaina it's called Guaba, The Guanabana is coned shaped with spikes, very different in shape and Flavor.

Is guanabana also called

Is guanabana also called "soursop" ? I have the hardest time keeping my fruits straight!

Miskitu Name

The Miskito call guanabana "puno". Many Miskito also know it as "dwarsap".

Its gotta be one of my favorite fruits. It is delicious as a fresco. But, I like it best right out of the box (I mean eat the tart pulp right off the peel)! Just chew the pulp off of the shiny black seeds and spit the seeds out. There is a center portion of the fruit which has a bit more of a gelatin texture and is less tart. I eat that, too!

I have to fight Masa (our spider monkey) off, though, because she loves puno as much as I do! I sure hate to share because we never can get enough to go around! I also have to wash my hands (and face) afterwards so others won't catch the scent and know that our supply is already gone!

We've managed to germinate a few of the seeds and have some plants 18" tall. Can't wait till they bear fruit!

Its probably best to select (or pick) the fruit when it is still a bit firm. Then, leave it a couple of days stuffed in a paper sack to ripen. For some reason, the fruit seems to ripen unevenly and tends to bruise and rot if it is left in the open to ripen or transported while ripening. When the fruit dents easily when pressed with your thumb it is ripe.

The Miskito Indians use "puno wail" (wild soursap) roots to make detachable floats which they attach to their "weisku" (harpoons) to spear tarpon, snook, sea turtles, alligators, sawfish, cayman, river turtle, and other animals.

Please forgive me if I don't respond for a long time 'cause I may be back in Prinzapolka! Regards, Mupitara

Great fruit...

I too like to eat it in the raw form as well as juiced for a fresco.

We have a tree -- SMALL tree that produces HUGE fruit. Last year we had an 8 pounder! Our small tree easily produces 40# of fruit per year.

There's a picture of one of the approximately half-grown fruit here, as well as other photos of the house in Boaco (some really badly out of focus, sorry!).

We let the fruit ripen until the "spikes" go away but have to be careful to keep the danged birds from eating them before we do. In CR the problem was squirrels -- they'd eat bites from each fruit as ripened, leaving us with some pretty ugly left-overs!


Sure is.

Says right here.

That is it marlies

Jamaicans called it soursop as well :-)

Correct for Marlies & CigarMan

In Corn Island, that is called "Sour Sap".

Sap not Sop.

I never ate the thing and thats the reason I forgot it.

Miskito Alan &#174

Thats weird

Would it maybe thats how they call it in Esteli?, cause I used to see it in the "mercados" ever since I was a litlle kid


Poor plant. It doesn't look or sound like it meant to be eaten.