chiquita mi corossol*, chiquita chiquita….

oh oh oh I got carried away there… Writing the name of that tropical fruit, and knowing from experience the good the juice you press from it does to you, I had this Spanish song come to my head (*mi cora son in the original version) , and I bet it’s going to take a while before I get rid of it !

The fruit of the corossol tree, Annona muricata, can be 30 cm long and weigh up to 2.5 kg.

Its shell is covered with spikes and the flesh is white with black seeds that are not edible – although I’m not sure I wasn’t served some seeds with the juice last time I drank some … my close relations know why I mention this bit !

It tastes sweet and sour. It is rich in glucides, especially fructose, vitamine C, B1 and B2. It is mainly used to make ice-cream in food factories.

The leaves, flesh and seeds are used for their medicinal properties.

Quentin and I were able to drink corossol juice when we travelled to Madagascar in November 2010. For more gorgeous photos and the story behind that trip, see my other blog

Dec 6, 2011

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