Cookbook:African Star Apple

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African Star Apple

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The African star apple, also called agbalumo, udala, or udara, is a tree fruit native to tropical Africa. It is spherical and yellow-orange.[1][2] The skin and pulp are both edible.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The fruit are generally round in shape, with a yellow interior and exterior. The flesh is sweet, tart, segmented, and high in pectin. The inner seeds are arranged in a star pattern.[1]

Selection and storage[edit | edit source]

These fruits do not ripen well on their own after picking. If harvesting them yourself, select ripe fruits, as the unripe ones are sticky and bitter.[1]

Use[edit | edit source]

Star apples are typically eaten raw, though they can be fermented into alcoholic beverages or cooked into jams.[1]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b c d Lost Crops of Africa: Volume III: Fruits.
  2. "Chrysophyllum africanum - Useful Tropical Plants". Retrieved 2023-10-28.