It may look rather funny, but boy oh boy is it delicious! Sour Sop has a white flesh on the inside with a greenish prickly skin on the outside. There are also large black seeds located within the fruit which are easy to eat around. The taste is very sweet and the texture is soft. This fruit is commonly used to make juice in St. Lucia and believe it or not, it has been recognized for its ability to fight cancer 1000 times better than Chemo Therapy. Whether or not it's true, we're not sure...but we'll eat it anyways!
The Golden Apple is not really your typical 'apple'. Also known as a Pomme Cythere in other islands, this fruit has a crunchy, slightly sour flesh inside. The pit is rather strange looking as well - almost scary - because of its awkward shape and prickly appearance. But don't let that alarm you, it tastes great! Some St. Lucian's eat it raw, but most of the time you'll find Lucians enjoying this one as a juice.
Also known as an Avocado, this fruit (yes, it's a fruit!) is one you do not want to miss out on! Granted, the "Avocado" may not be new to you, but if you haven't tried one in St. Lucia, you're in for a treat! The Zaboka here is more round-shaped with a very very creamy and soft center that offers a hint of sweetness. Ohhh....we're getting hungry!
The Wax Apple, sometimes called the Love Apple, is another fruit that's not really like an apple. In fact, this fruit has a very mild and almost watery taste with a cotton-candy-like 'meshy' texture on the inside - strange, right? The Wax Apple's liquid-to-flesh ratio is comparable to a watermelon, but it doesn't have the same level of sweetness that a watermelon has. These fruits are very inexpensive here and thus, make a great cheap snack. But, in all honesty, it's one of the fruits that you'll probably either love or hate. Try it to find out!
The Tamarind is a pod-like fruit which can sometimes be mistaken for a bean. It's flesh is known to be very sour so it's more commonly used as an ingredient in other dishes to offset intense sweetness, or as an ingredient to make treats. Similar to many of the other fruits on this island, local residents use this fruit primarily to make juice.