Feature Foreign Fruit: Anon

Anon FruitI was introduced to this fruit when I lived in the Philippines, but I knew it by another name there: atis.  I love it – it’s unusual to look at, it’s fun to eat, and it tastes good too.  It’s about the size of a small orange and, as you can see in the picture, it has quite a unique appearance.  Its skin is thick, changes from light green to black as it ripens, and is separated into scale-like segments.  On the inside, the white flesh is attached to many large black seeds.  The texture is mostly creamy (except when you scrape the flesh from the sides of the skin, where you get a slightly grainy texture – kind of like the grainyness you feel on your tongue when you eat a pear), while the flavor is sweet and delicately floral.  Yummy.

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~ by Chela on September 16, 2009.

4 Responses to “Feature Foreign Fruit: Anon”

  1. […] there?  In case you’d like to read any of the previous posts, here are the links: curuba, anon, mamón, pitahaya, South American sapote, and […]

  2. […] read about other foreign fruits I’ve featured on this blog, follow the links: lulo, curuba, anon, mamón, pitahaya, South American sapote, and guavita. The post on the guavita also explains my […]

  3. is thid fruit also called ” chirimoya” in other south american countries?

    • Good question. It appears there are several species in the Annona genus, including chirimoya and the custard apple (or atis as I knew it in the Philippines). They seem to be very similar, and delicious!

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