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The nasberry is a very popular sweet fruit in Jamaica. The fruit is usually the size of a large tangerine and has a rough brown skin. Inside the skin is a slightly grainy soft, sweet flesh with 4-5 hard black seeds. The skin of a nasberry can be eaten but the hard seed cannot.
The nasberry comes from an evergreen tree which is native to the Caribbean and Central America. Sap from the tree is a source of "chicle" which used to be an ingredient of chewing gum.
The Latin name for the nasberry is Manilkara Zapota and it has the common name of Sapodilla, although it is known by a range of names throughout the Caribbean and the rest of the world.© 2014 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com