Common Name : Ciku
Botanical Name : Manilkara zapota

Ciku plant was said to be orginated from South America. It produce rubbery milky sap which was used to manufacture of chewing gum in Central America.

Today ciku tree are grown all over Asia. The fruits are oval in shape with thin dull brown skin. When riped the ciku fruit is soft and chestnut brown, soft, granular and sweet with a very plasent flavour. The seeds are shiny hard embedded in a single slit-like cavity.

Uses, the ciku fruits can be only eaten when riped. Unriped fruit will taste sappy.

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