Named for Sita, heroine of the Hindu epic Ramayan, the sitaphal is a much-loved Indian fruit. Its thick, spiky exterior belies the creamy, sugary sweetness nestled within. A ripe sitaphal yields to gentle pressure as it opens to offer its fruit to the salivating aficionado. Sitaphals are cousins of South American cherimoyas, which Mark Twain declared “deliciousness itself”.
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