Unveiling our Farms Sweet Secret: The Healthiest Chocolate Treat You’ll Ever Meet!
July 04, 2024

Unveiling our Farms Sweet Secret: The Healthiest Chocolate Treat You’ll Ever Meet!

Craving the richness of chocolate without the guilt of sugar and fat? You're in for a sweet surprise as we welcome Black Sapote season! Here at Tropical Fruit World, we eagerly await this time when a unique fruit takes center stage—one that holds a special place in our hearts and especially in the heart of our founder, Bob Brinsmead. Originating from the lush landscapes of Central and South America, this unassuming fruit undergoes a magical transformation from a green tomato look-alike into a smooth, dark-brown marvel, resembling a slice of decadent chocolate mousse.

A Chocolate-Lover's Dream: Black Sapote's Sweet Transformation

Black Sapote can be harvested while still green and allowed to ripen off the tree, much like an avocado. Upon reaching full ripeness, it unveils a deep green/brown skin. When the Black Sapote's flesh ripens, it's nothing short of a divine revelation—it's nature's closest approximation to velvety chocolate mousse. It's no surprise that this delicious fruit ranks among our customers' favourite fruit market selections. Who could resist the taste of chocolate mousse in a nutritious fruit form? "Yes, please!"

Black Sapote Health Benefits: A Sweet Indulgence with a Nutritional Twist

Black Sapote is more than just a delicious treat; it's also packed with health benefits that make it a guilt-free pleasure:

  1. Nutrient-Rich Goodness: Black Sapote is a nutritional powerhouse, boasting essential vitamins like Vitamin C, potassium and calcium, promoting overall well-being.
  2. Guilt-Free Indulgence: If you're conscious of your calorie intake, Black Sapote is a low-calorie delight that allows you to satisfy your sweet cravings without any guilt.
  3. Digestive Support: Thanks to its rich fibre content, this fruit aids in digestion, ensuring a healthy gut and smooth digestion process.
  4. Antioxidant Superstar: Black Sapote is teeming with antioxidants, which help your body combat oxidative stress and fortify your natural defenses.

Bob's Beloved Fruit: A Special Connection

It's worth noting that Black Sapote holds a special place in the heart of our founder, Bob. His fondness for this fruit goes beyond its delicious flavour and health benefits; it's a personal favourite that has been a part of his journey with Tropical Fruit World since the early days.

Now that you're ready to rush on into your nearest fruit market to grab a bundle of these nutritious fruits, we wanted to share three of our favourite ways to cook with this exotic fruit.

  1. Black Sapote Smoothie Bowl – Jen’s morning treat!

Our accounts manager Jen nearly always starts her day with a sweet, but healthy granola  smoothie bowl. Jen recommends blending ripe Black Sapote with banana, a touch of honey, and a dash of cocoa powder. Top it with granola, sliced strawberries, dragon fruit, and some of our farm macadamia nuts for a heavenly breakfast treat.

  1. Black Sapote Chocolate Tart – Elkes Dinner Party Dessert

Our Executive Manager Elke chooses this as her dinner party desert when she is short on time. To whip up this Black Sapote chocolate tart, simply prepare a pastry crust, fill it with a silky Black Sapote chocolate ganache and refrigerate until set. Top with whipped cream and fresh berries for the perfect finish.

For the ganache you will need: 1 ripe black sapote, 200g of high quality dark chocolate, ¼ cup heavy cream, 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.

  1. Black Sapote Sorbet

Cool down on a warm summer afternoon with this homemade Black Sapote sorbet. Combine ripe Black Sapote flesh with a squeeze of lime juice and a drizzle of honey. Freeze the mixture until firm, and then serve it as a healthy chocolate-y dessert.

As Black Sapote season unfolds, we invite you to savour this remarkable fruit's chocolate-y flavour whilst reaping its numerous health benefits. Whether enjoyed on its own or incorporated into delectable dishes, Black Sapote is a true gift from nature, a sweet indulgence that nourishes both body and soul. Embrace the season and immerse yourself in the unique pleasures of Black Sapote that we offer on site from our farm marketplace.

Purchase our Farm Grown Black Sapote

  1. Farm Fresh Fruit Market: Fresh Black Sapote from our on site Fruit Market
  2. Grow your own tree: Black Sapote Live Trees available on site and online from our Farm Nursery.
  3. Taste the natural chocolate-y goodness in our famous spread: Farm Chocolate Fruit & Banana Jam available from our online store or on site from our Retail Marketplace.