The fruit of the abiu tree is edible and considered one of the best of the sapotes due to having the sweet, caramel-like taste of sapodilla with a smoother texture.
Extremely rich in vitamin C. Its taste tends to be described as sweet, fragrant, and astringent. It’s easily eaten raw or cooked into dishes. The best way to get the fruit is to grow your own because of acerola cherry’s quick perishability. You can also preserve fresh acerola cherries by freezing them as soon as you pick them.