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Benefits of Star Apple
Chrysophyllum cainito is a tropical tree of the family Sapotaceae.
1. Star apple
Star apple also named (Chrysophyllum cainito) may be round to oblate to ellipsoid and 2 to 4 inches in diameter (510 cm). The peel may be redpurple, darkpurple, or palegreen. It is smooth, glossy, and leathery. In purple fruits, the inner rind is dark purple, and in green fruits, white.
2. known asmean fruit and Chrysophyllum cainito
Star apple also known as Mean fruit, Chrysophyllum cainito, Caimito or Cainito Star apple also named (Chrysophyllum cainito) may be round to oblate to ellipsoid and 2 to 4 inches in diameter (510 cm). The peel may be redpurple, darkpurple, or palegreen. It is smooth, glossy, and leathery
3. Star apple tree leaves
The tree is erect with 830 m tall and has a short trunk of 1m thick. The leaves are evergreen, oval and simple with 26 inches long. The flowers are greenish yellow or purple white with 56 sepals and it has a sweet fragrant smell. The tree has a rapid growth and reaches 20m in height and also it is a self fertile tree.
4. Purple star apples
Purple star apples have a thick skin attached to a rind. The rind of this fruit is usually a dark purple color, and the pulp ranges from a light purplish color to white. The dark purple fruit is 612.5mm thick and have soft white milky sweet pulp. The peel may be redpurple, darkpurple, or palegreen. It is smooth, glossy, and leathery. In purple fruits, the inner rind is dark purple, and in green fruits, white.
5. Green star apple
Green star apple has a thinner skin and rind. The rind and pulp of this fruit are both a milky white color. The leathery skin in green fruit is white and it is 35 mm thick with soft and sweet pulp. The pulp is white, soft, and milky surrounding 6 to 11 seeds. The seeds are contained in rubbery seed cells, and each seed is surrounded by a gelatinous pulp. When the fruit is cut transversely, the seed cells are seen to radiate outwardly from a central core, producing a starshaped pattern.


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