Monday 10th August 2015
I have been almost 6 weeks now in Colombia and discovered lots of fruits I had never seen in my life, some are probably found in other countries of South America too. In the morning we went grocery shopping and it was a good occasion for me to review all fruits and veggies discovered and even discover more! Here was the market.
Not sure about the name of this one, but similar to some Asian fruits, just a bit bigger!
Raspberries, but a bit bigger and a bit different colour and taste.
Lulo, most commonly known, which juice is really delicious.
Tomate de arbol, there are 3 sorts. I have eaten it before in Australia, it is known there as tamarillo, but I always found the left type only. Apparently it is crossed with some blackberry to be so dark. Haven`t tried the 2 other types (middle and right).
You open it and there are 6 to 8 seeds in there, you grab them with your finger and eat around them. It has a texture of mango and a taste of soft pumpkin. Not my favourite.
The favourite of master chef Elcida. You crack it against a corner and it opens, you grab a spoon and get out the green seeds, it has a gelatine texture. The taste of a soft lime, kind of, nice fruit.
2 days later, Elcida made it for desert for lunch. You have to cook it in sugary water for an hour, it can`t be eaten raw as it is a tough fruit. Delicious when cooked, can be served with some white cheese.
Guaraba, a type of goyave we also find in Australia
Gulupa, passion fruit
Manzana agua, a different type of apples
Freijoa, found in Australia too
borojo, no idea what this is, it looks like gelatine.
And for the veggies…
Pino de guiso
Platano, the plantain banana common in Africa too
The big avocado is native of Colombia, the small one comes from Mexico
criolla potatoes, delicious
And I am missing a picture of maracuya, another fruit!
And probably some more!