I am in El Salvador visiting my family. It is wonderful to slow down and rediscover some of the fruits I grew up eating such as jocotes.
They are small and round; the color starts green then as it ripens yellow and red. The redder they are, the juicier and sweeter it tastes. The flesh looks exactly like a mango and there’s a big seed in the middle. In fact to me, they are a mix between tiny mangoes and plums. Because the fruit is so small, you don’t get much flesh when eating it.
Jocote’s Health benefits
• High in dietary fiber
• Rich in Vitamin C
• Good source of vitamin A
• High in phosphorus, iron and calcium
• Prevents acid reflux
from the tropics,