Vú sữa - Star Apple

Vú sữa – Star Apple

In Vietnam, it is called Vú sữa (literally: breast-milk). It has numerous other common names including Cainito, Caimito, Star Apple, Golden leaf tree…

Growing up with this home grown in my Grandparent’s farm, the smell and taste is still familiar and comforting. Like its name, the fruit is deliciously milky tasting. Great as a fresh dessert fruit, best served chilled, or freshly picked from the tree!

The fruit also exist in three colours, dark purple, greenish brown and yellow. The purple fruit has a denser skin and texture while the greenish brown fruit has a thin skin and a more liquid pulp; the yellow variety is less common and difficult to find.

Just a note, when eating this, try not to get the wax onto your clothes… not easy to get off! However, if it does? So tasty it’s worth it!