The first image that might pop into your head with elephant apple fruits is an incredibly large apple. But, these fruits don’t look anything like apples!
They even have a pit instead of seeds! Grown mostly in China and India, elephant apples are called that, because they are a fruit that is well loved by elephants.
Then why isn’t it simply called elephant fruit? Well, many who have tried elephant apples say that the flavor and texture are akin to apples, but a bit more bitter. If eating raw, it’s best to eat this fruit with a bit of sugar to make it more palatable.
They are quite crunchy, but can get slippery when you’re cutting them open. So, make sure to be careful when opening and chopping up elephant apples.
Depending on where the elephant apple grows, the growing season can differ. In most regions, it grows in the fall, but in India the growing season is longer lasting until March.