Eggfruit! Found at the La Reine Farmers' Market on St. Croix. It's powdery, sweet and great in smoothies!
St. Croix's tropical climate matched with its unique terrain provide a beautiful array of tropical crops. To buy this great local produce Crucians shop at La Reine Farmers' Market, a small open air venue located towards the west side of the island. They know to come early, so when we arrived at around 8am things were already looking pretty sparse. Towards the back though a booth caught my eye... a bright orange strange shaped fruit which formed a perfect heart when sliced open. It's called Eggfruit, or Canistel, and grows only in warm climates. These weird wonderful fruits can be hard to find commercially in the states, but according to the farmer selling them, make fantastic milkshakes. People use this strange small-grapefruit-sized fruit in a variety of sweets like breads, ice creams, pies, and the a quick search of the internet resulted in something called "eggfruitnog"!