Found a new food!  Meet the Mamey…

I’ve seen this fruit almost every trip to the farmer’s market and always wondered about it but never dared to take one home until now.

Wikipedia describes the mamey’s flavor as a combination of pumpkin, sweet potato, and maraschino cherries with the texture of an avocado.  Turns out this is a pretty spot-on description, though I found the described cherry flavor to be more of a general fruitiness rather than a specifically cherry taste.

Very glossy and fatty like an avocado.

Check out at this crazy-looking seed!

I hollowed it out…

…and saved the pulp to make a smoothie with.

Details on the resulting smoothie tomorrow!