Sapodilla, also known as nispero, zopota, chikoo, sapota, or naseberry, is an evergreen tree native to southern Mexico, Central America, and the Carribean. The fruits of these trees are highly prized for their excellent malt-like flavor. Sapodilla is commonly known as the brown sugar fruit due to its soft, brown flesh that is rife with notes of caramel, cinnamon, and molasses.
Sapodilla should be left to ripen at room temperature until uniformly soft before being eaten. Unripe sapodilla fruit can be astringent.