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September 05, 2007

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Rachel B

My first guess is protea, but I'm not convinced. I'll keep looking...

Miss you Nora!

Rachel B

O.K. This time I think I've got it!
atemoya
Am I right? I found it through Google images.

nora

Right! It is indeed atemoya, also called a custard apple, among other things. It was really sweet and good. How did you find it on Google images-there are a lot of images on there...

Rachel B

I tried a lot of different things...african fruit, east african fruit, etc. Finally, I found it under african fruit trees. It wasn't easy! I love Google, but it likes to try to send you to things that only match one or two words.
It sounds like the whole fruit market in africa is pretty new. With all of the malnutrition, one would think that option would have been explored a long time ago. Do you find that true in Benin, or is fruit pretty common?

Pascale Avice

Custard Apples also grow in Mauritius. One of my favourite fruits.
Pascale

Maureen Denner

I thought I've seen these before, they also grow in Jamaica.

Bettie K

Oh, my gosh - I just saw this fruit -atemoya - on food.tv and had never heard of it until I read your post. How educational this is for me in my white-bread suburban life!

Nangwaga & Idaani

Sorry you had to go 45 miles to have your first taste of custard apple - if only we'd realised you'd never partaken of this pleasure! And here we are, with two trees in our garden, just a 10 minute walk from you

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