FRUTAS DE COLOMBIA
The fruits of Colombia are the
culinary bounty and "medicine chest" of South America.
The varieties and flavors of these tropical foods
are extraordinarily delicious and nutritious.
Some are exported, but most are not.
The best of Colombian fruits include:
and 100 more!
Aside from their mouthwatering taste,
many of the local fruits have medicinal and curative benefits.
For example, the kiwi like flesh of the pitahaya fruit
is eaten with its crunchy seeds to lower blood sugar
in type-2 diabetics, and naturally excretes toxic
heavy metals from the blood.
University research in Colombia confirms the
anti-cancer benefits of the giant guanabana,
a 30-pound football shaped fruit
covered with spikes. (Ouch.) (But yummy.)
And sweet mandarinas, whose juice starts the day
for so many Colombians, are supercharged with
Vitamin C and anti-oxidants.