Peanut butter fruit is a small tropical fruit tree native to South America with the unusual characteristic: it has the taste and texture of peanut butter! Both the skin and pulp of the Peanut Butter fruit are edible and popularly eaten fresh as is, enjoyed for the fruit’s unique peanut aroma and sweet flavor. The pulp can be combined with milk and made into a milkshake, or it can be added to cakes and pastries.The fruit is usually eaten fresh or made into drinks.
The fruit is harvested while still hard and orange but quickly ripens to a a soft and brilliant red fruit. Once ripe, Peanut Butter fruit will have a short shelf life and should be refrigerated and used within a few days or it can be separated from its seed and frozen. A Brazilian study recently revealed Peanut Butter fruit to be an incredible source of Lycopene.
This fruit is sold by the pound but is also available in clamshell containers.