The delicious Canistel can be eaten raw. It has sweet flesh with the texture of a hard boiled egg, wich is why it is sometimes called the "eggfruit". The Canistel tree is a evergreen native to Central America where it is cultivated for its fruit to be used in jams, marmalade, flour, and pancakes. The ripe flesh is often added to custards, and ice cream. The Canistel can be added to milk to make a delicious shake.