Very rarely do I get to indulge in Chico and was surprised to find some while visiting my parents. This fruit has a combination of unique flavors, a grainy and soft texture with a brown sugar, pear taste!
I found them hidden in the rice bin. Commonly for fruits like chico and mangos, the rice acts an as an environment that traps the plant hormone ethylene produced by ripening fruit. This allows for speeding up the ripening process while preventing rotting by absorbing extra moisture. Once the fruit is soft to touch it is ready to eat!