EGGFRUIT – Canistel – Does it Tastes Like Egg? | Fruity Fruits

EGGFRUIT – Canistel – Does it Tastes Like Egg? | Fruity Fruits


[Fruity Fruits music] Greetings my beautiful lovelies, it’s Emmy! Welcome back to another episode of Fruity Fruits, where I taste fruits that are fruity. Today I’m gonna be tasting this beautiful gem, and this is called a canistel, or an eggfruit. Isn’t it beautiful? Now the reason why they call it an eggfruit apparently, is that the texture of it is supposed to be similar to a hard-boiled egg yolk. Interesting, right? It has a… very kind of… peculiar and familiar smell. It smells exactly like when you cut into a pumpkin, when you first carve your jack-o’-lantern, that kind of musky, pumpkin-y smell. Raw pumpkin smell, that’s exactly what it smells like. It’s almost unpleasant, but not quite. That’s what this smells like. [laughs] So I got this egg fruit in my $150 mystery fruit box video. If you haven’t seen that video, I’ll put the link up above and down below. And this was included in there, and I received it about ten days ago…. Now, this may not look like a prime example but you know when a canistel is ripe when it’s just soft it kind of gives to the touch. And when I first got it, the whole entire fruit was this bright kind of orange-yellow color, and now it’s kind of turning a little bit darker here. But, it kind of gives a bit like an avocado. So the scientific name is Pouteria campechiana, and it’s in the Sapotaceae family. So this is also known as the yellow sapote and it is native to Mexico and parts of Central America. So if you want to learn a little bit more about sapote, you should definitely check out my black sapote video — absolutely, incredible fruit. I’m very curious to see how this one compares. So besides actually tasting the fruit, my favorite part of the Fruity Fruits episodes are the cutting open, so let’s go ahead and cut this open. Alright, here we go! Ooh, it’s a little bit woody on this side. Okay, I think I made it all the way through. All righty, you ready to see what this looks like? All righty! Oh that pumpkin smells really pronounced now. All right. Here we go! [Dramatic music.] Oh my goodness. Look at that color! It’s beautiful! Look at that. Oh, it smells just like kabocha squash, or a pumpkin. Exactly! Exactly like a jack-o’-lantern smell. It reminds me of Halloween. Because that’s the only time of year actually cut open a pumpkin, but it takes me back to my like seven-year-old self. Okay, let me see if I can extract the seed here. Whoa, it looks pretty large. Look at this. All right. Here’s this… Wow! Look at the seed. It’s so beautiful! It’s like a big bean. Now if you’re at all interested in trying to germinate any of these seeds, I will be giving them away on my social media, so be sure to go there if you’re interested. Look at the size of the seed. I was not expecting it to be this large. Oh my gosh. Look how beautiful! These tropical fruits have the most beautiful seeds: shiny; glossy… This… These are huge. They’re like beans. Gorgeous! Let’s try the eggfruit. Itadakimasu! Mmm. Ooh, I like that! It kind of has the texture of an egg yolk. It is a little bit dry. It’s not, say, as succulent, say, as a sapodilla — or even a black sapote. It has a delightful texture though, very creamy and smooth; not at all kind of pulpy; very homogenous; smooth mouth feel — almost silky; not pulpy and wet; a little bit drier than what you might expect; and it’s deliciously sweet. Mm-hmm. It has more of a starchy, mashed potato-like texture to it. And it has a very subtle flavor, but there’s a nice intense sweetness to it. It’s as if you added some sugar or some honey to fruit — it’s incredible! Mm-hmm. And because it has such a cheery, bright yellow color to it, it makes me think that is kind of custardy, as if there’s some kind of egg in there, or some kind of custardy flavor to it. It’s delicious! I love this! Mm-hm. So stinking good. It does have a slightly kind of nutty flavor to it — a little kind of pop corny…. but it doesn’t taste like pumpkin at all. I thought this one, of all the sapote I’ve tasted, I thought this one would have the strongest kind of pumpkin-y flavor, because it smelled so much like pumpkin, but it doesn’t taste like pumpkin at all. It’s absolutely scrumptious! Love this! Such a surprising, delightful texture. And great… natural sweetness. Delicious! So there you have it: a canistel, or the eggfruit. Absolutely delicious! Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever had one of these before, or if they’re any Fruity Fruits that you recommend that I should try, and I will do my best to find it. All righty. Thank you guys so much for watching! I hope you guys enjoyed that one. I hope you guys learned something. Please share this video with your friends; follow me on social media; (also if you want to get one of those seeds, check out my social media); like; subscribe; and I shall see you in the next one. Toodaloo! Take care! Bye!!!! I love the shape. It’s like a little heart. Bump-bump, bump-pump, bump-pump.