, also known as the canistel, is an evergreen
tree native to southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador. It is cultivated in its native countries and has been introduced into several other countries, including Brazil, Taiwan, and the United States. The edible part of the tree is its fruit, which is colloquially known as an egg fruit. The ripe fruit is used in jam and marmalade, on pancakes, and in a milkshake known as "eggfruit nog".
This picture shows a cross section of the P. campechiana fruit.
See also: a whole fruit.Photograph: Augustus Binu