Yucatan Food: Cayumito

One thing I love about living in the Yucatan Peninsula is its amazing fruit. Recently, my suegra gave me one that I’d never even seen before: cayumito.

My suegra had gotten the cayumito from a friend who had recently traveled to the nearby state of Campeche. She told me the best way to eat it is to cut it in half, then use a small spoon to scoop out the insides.

Cayumito seeds

The texture of the cayumito was like a grape, but the flavor was sweeter. I’m a huge fan of fruits, and this one did not disappoint!

What’s the weirdest fruit you’ve ever eaten?



8 thoughts on “Yucatan Food: Cayumito

  1. Looks good! I think the wierdest fruit (although its not so wierd to me, lol) is the ‘prickly pears’ they are really delicious, but everytime I introduce them to someone here they have never heard of it (Its very popular fruit in Italy which is why I have tasted them)! Give them a try if you see them around Cancun 🙂

  2. I love fruit, so I’d like to try it. It looks kinda wierd tho. By the way, for some odd reason, when I open your new blog page my computer freezes up for about 30 seconds. Anyone else having that problem?

  3. I’d like to try one of those; it looks good! Wierd fruit…. I’m not sure. I guess maybe prickly pear as well when I was living in Arizona many a year ago. Blood oranges are fun too although I’m not really sure how wierd they are.

  4. I LOVE discovering new fruits! Passion Fruit in Hawaii last year was a first for both Steve and myself… and OMG, seriously IN LOVE!

  5. So, they also have that fruit in Mexico! In the Philippines, we call the fruit similarly but with a different spelling – kaymito or caymito. We also have a name for that in English – star apple.

    When I was younger, I use to climb a tall caymito tree in our backyard and I got to say their branches are brittle. One of my cousins who is heavily built tried climbing, snapped one of the branches and fell straight to the ground. Good thing he fell on soft, grassy spot.

    I miss eating that fruit and it was believed in the Philippines that it relieves diarrhea when eaten. Don’t know it that’s true, though.

    Have fun eating caymito.

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