Prized as the main ingredient in a Mexican Christmas-time punch called "Ponche", the similarity to the apple stops at the physical resemblance. The tejocotes actually has a very high level of pectin, which is a naturally occurring substance known to add a thickening element. The fruit must be boiled before consumption, giving it a creamy, sweet taste and texture.

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Handling & Storage


Also Known As

  • Manzanita
  • Tejocotera

Keep tejocotes cold, between 30°-35°. Generally boiled before consumption.


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