The Quenepe is the fruit of the Melicoccus Bijugatus tree. The fruit is considered an edible stone-bearing fruit because of its fleshy parts surrounding a shell that contains the seed kernel inside. This fruit is native to the Caribbean, Central, and South America. The fruit is known as Chennet, Bajan or St. Lucian ackee, or Guinep in Jamaica in the Caribbean. Spanish-speaking countries are known as mamoncillo, limoncillo—guinep, Spanish lime, mamones, and mamon fruit. The fruit has a distinctive firm green peel that makes a popping sound when broken open. Once you remove the peel, an orangey, fibrous, gelatinous, moist pulp surrounds the seed. This pulp is the edible part with a slightly tart, tangy, and sweet flavor that some say is a cross between a lychee and lime. To eat the fruit, you crack open the peel, pop the ball into your mouth, and suck the pulp off the seed, but be careful. These can be a severe choking hazard. On a nutritional note, this fruit is a good source of fiber, Vitamins A, B, and C, Calcium, Iron, and the amino acid tryptophan.
Now that you know a little about this delightful fruit, we would like to share our recipe for Healthy and Fresh Quenepas Juice. We will provide two methods, hot and cold, for extracting the juice from the fruit for those who are more health-conscious and want to retain as much of the nutrients this fruit has to offer. We hope you enjoy this juice as much as we have enjoyed sharing it with you. If you love juices, you may also try Fresh Lime Juice Recipe.
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