The Spanish lime, or quenapa, will be available starting in the spring. Depending on the farmer, the season lasts through the summer and into the fall.
Quenapa fruits are small and green. They grow in tropical places. When you peel the fruit, you can see a peach-colored gel-like filling. You can eat the fruit by itself, but it is also used in many dessert sauces. Quenapa can help you lose weight because it has few calories and no cholesterol. The quenapa’s seed can be cooked and eaten like chestnuts. If you eat a Quenapa fruit before it is fully ripe, it will make you sick.