Nance fruit grows in clusters on large shrubs approximately 10 meters tall. The small fruits are round and only 1 to 2 centimeters in diameter. Nance fruit matures from green to a yellow-orange color. The fruit has a thin skin that can be easily peeled. Nance fruit has an oily white pulp that surrounds 1 to 3 small inedible white seeds. The aroma of the pulp has been described as "soap-like" due to its high oil content.
Nance fruits have a starchy texture and are somewhat acidic but have a subtle sweetness when fully ripe.Nance fruits are considered fully ripe once they have fallen from the tree.
They are then easily collected and submerged in water for at least one day so as to minimize their astringent flavors.
Nance is used as a traditional antidote for snakebites in Belize. In Central America,Nance is used to make an alcoholic beverage called chicha, which is a beer-like drink traditionally made from fruits or corn. In Costa Rica, the small fruit is used to make the rum-like liquor, Crema de Nance.Nance Fruit Plants in Keralais now available in our farms.