Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pic Today 4/6/11








HEALTHY HIKER'S FOOD
IN THE ANDES

Colombians favor high energy tropical foods
for hiking, especially in high altitudes.
Three favorites (which were always in my pack)
are granadilla, pitahaya and local dark chocolate.

Granadilla (in the family of passion fruit)
have a hard orange shell, easily broken open,
revealing a gelatinous, aromatic center of
transparent slimy pulp with hard black seeds.
The insides are completely edible and delicious,
with a soft sweet perfumed taste, high in vitamins
and used for sleep disorders, depression and energy.

Pitahaya (also known as dragon fruit) are harvested
from large mountain cactus plants, and look especially unfriendly.
The sharp needles are easily removed,
and the waxy yellow exterior protects a soft white flesh
full of sweet juice and dark seeds,
which are used to treat stomach ailments
and a powerful anti-cancer prescription.
The texture and taste are surprisingly pleasant, and refreshing.

Colombian chocolate is very high in cocoa content, barely sweet,
and a perfect accompaniment to these tropical fruits.
This trio of hiker treats is a great source of energy,
anti-oxidants and natural vitamins.
Muy delicioso!

(I only wish they were exported to the States.)

8 comments:

  1. oh, please Sir, your visit is an honor, no need to write in poetry, i'm not much of a poetry person myself, and yes your pic-a-day is more than good enough!
    but i fear i shall never catch up as it is a pic-a-day!!
    please forgive me.


    and oh i love passion fruit!

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  2. These fruits are really something new for me....

    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great week ahead Rick..

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  3. Very nice photos, I like them very much!

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  4. KNEW NOT THOSE FRUITS .... a wonderful job.
    HUG A FRIEND.

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  5. Great pictures:) I like fruit, but chocolate is my favorite...
    Greetings,
    Berit.

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  7. I think we dont have them here in Brasil. Loved to know these fruits! Thanks, Rick. Have a nice day

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  8. EXCELLENT photo series, floating in air like a dream in paradise.

    joanny

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