Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pic Today 4/18/10



RARE FRUITS, WORTH THE EFFORT

MAMONCILLOS

Colombians love these lime shaped fruits, mamoncillos,
nevermind each one is 90% inedible seed. Once the
brittle skin is removed, a thin layer of tart pulp
covers an enormous single seed which is almost
as big as the fruit itself. The exotic grape
flavor of what's left is well worth the effort.

CHONTADUROS

The bright orange chontaduros fruits are also
much loved for their edible pulp, also
surrounding a single huge seed. These fruits,
also called palm peaches, grow high atop a
specific type of tropical palm tree in the
jungle and Amazon lowlands of Colombia.
(This is the favorite food of macaws and many parrots.)

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