The quenepa, also known by the name mamoncillo, is similar to the lychee and eaten much the same way. Peel off the thin green rind and eat the interior except for the large pit in the center, which can be roasted like a sunflower seed. Tasting like a sweet lime with a hint of banana, the pulp is gelatinous and juicy but very scant. Due to the small amount of edible fruit, it is most commonly boiled and used in cold drinks.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 100 g, husks removed
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 58
  • Calories from fat: 1
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.5g
    • Fiber: 0.1g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 3%


Handling & Storage


Available in summer.

Also Known As

  • Genip
  • Spanish lime
  • Limoncillo
  • Ackee
  • Mamoncillo

Store at 35 to 40 degrees.


  • Melicoccus bijugatus


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