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The mamey sapote (Pouteria sapota) is a fruit common in many Latin American countries and widely enjoyed by Cubans living in Cuba and south Florida. It is eaten raw out of hand or made into milkshakes, smoothies and ice cream. It grows on highly ornamental evergreen trees. The unique flavor is a mixture of sweet potato, avocado, and honey! Some consider it an aphrodisiac. The skin is somewhat between sandpaper and the fuzz in a peach. The fruit's texture is creamy and sweet. To tell when a mamey sapote is ripe peel off a fleck of the skin to see if it is pink underneath. The mamey sapote is related to other sapotes such as the abiu and canistel but unrelated to the black sapote and white sapote