28 Nov
The quenepa, also known by the name mamoncillo, is similar to the lychee and eaten much the same way. Peel off the thin green rind and eat the interior except for the large pit in the center, which can be roasted like a sunflower seed. Tasting like a sweet lime with a hint of banana, the pulp is gelatinous and juicy but very scant. Due to the small amount of edible fruit, it is most commonly boiled and used in cold drinks.
Nutrition Info
Serving Size: 100 g, husks removed

Amount per serving:
Calories from fat: 1Calories: 58
Fat: 0.1g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 0mg
Total Carbs: 13.5g
Fiber: 0.1g
Sugars: g
Protein: 0.5g
Vitamin A: 0% Vitamin C: 0%
Calcium: 0% Iron: 3%

Available in summer.

Also Known As
Spanish lime

Handling and Storage
Store at 35 to 40 degrees.

Melicoccus bijugatus

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Posted by on November 28, 2009 in Quenepa


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