Canistel | Eggfriit
Common Name: Canistel | Eggruit
Binomial Nomenclature: Pouteria Campechiana
Culinary Use: The fruit is excellent when eaten raw, it can also be used in cakes, pies, ice creams, puddings.
Medicinal Use: A decoction of the astringent bark is taken as a febrifuge and is applied on skin eruptions.
Fun Fact: During World War II when RAF pilots and crewmen were under training in the Bahamas, they showed great fondness for the canistel and bought all they could, find in the Nassau market.