Black SapoteDiospyros nigra

Authentic colourant from Mexico

Black Sapote is known as the chocolate pudding fruit, due to its texture and colour. It can be used as a natural food colouring and allow Clean Label products.

Our offer*: NFC puree

* Currently, the trade of black sapote is not authorized within the European Union, but our team is actively working to change the product’s status. If you have interest, get in touch, and we will keep you informed about the updates.

Function Description

Black Sapote has a high A and C vitamin contents, supporting natural weight loss and antioxidant action. Because of its natural dark brown pigmentation, the fruit can also be used as a colourant alternative for beverages and foods. By doing is so, it allows Clean Labelling.

Sensory Description

Texture: pulpy, fibrous, creamy

Colour: black, dark brown

  • sweet
  • sour
  • bitter
  • salty
  • umami
  • sharp
  • astrigent
  • cooling

The thick and creamy black sapote puree immediately catches the eye with its deep dark brown to black colour. The unusual, sweet, and earthy aromas like dark chocolate, and malty and bready notes define the unique taste of the sweet puree. Dark fruity prunes, vanilla, and nutmeg round off the black sensation. The puree of the black sapote remains long and persistent on the palate.

Brown colourant

Market Potentials

Fruit-based desserts and alcoholic beverages are growing due to their taste and health benefits. These sectors present a good opportunity for black sapote application. The consumers are also interested in the idea of the fruit as a natural and healthier chocolate pudding.

Origin and Producer

Today found in many countries, black sapote is native to Mexico, where our offer is from. The region presents a tropical winter weather which is ideal for the fruit. The characteristic black colour of its skin comes only when the fruit ripens.

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