Today we tried some Spanish limes, although these fruits are known under many names all throughout the new world.
- Lemoncillo (Dominican Republic)
- Quenapa (Puerto Rico)
- Mamoncillo (Cuba)
- Mamon (Costa Rica)
- Guaya (Mexico)
… and the list probably goes on and on.
It’s a bit tricky to eat. Basically you puncture the outside skin of the fruit and suck out the inside. Then you kind of suck on it for a while to try to get the fruit flesh off of the rather large seed. It’s actually quite a bit of work. In the video I say chew, definitely don’t chow down on it… it’s more like slightly biting around it to get the flesh off. They have a very exotic taste (like gummy bears), although the outside skin is quite bitter, so minimize contact with that.
Here is a video of it: