Feature Foreign Fruit: Anon
I 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.