May 15, 2009

fruits from the tropics

Here in Peru, we have fruits that I've never heard of anywhere else in the world. For example, chirimoya. It's often called Guanabana, too. The flavor is kind of like tootie-fruitie, and it makes a great sorbet.



Maracuyá is another fruit that I've not heard of outside of Peru, either. It has a sweet and sour flavor and is popular in ice creams, sorbets, and drinks.

We love both these fruits for breakfast! They are quite common in this area, along with giant mangoes and avocados. I'll be looking for some other unique fruits and veggies from around here, too.

7 comments:

Amoena said...

I've drank guanabana juice for several times, though it was made from concentrate. I can't remember how it tasted, so I guess it wasn't anything special. I'm quite convinced that the real fruit is way better than that.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I've heard of chirimoya, but not the other.

wildtomato said...

Guanabana! Do dooo doo do dooo! Guanabana! Do dooo do dooo! (This won't make sense unless you are a Muppet's fan.)

You solved a mystery for me! In Mexico, there was guanabana sorbet, and my itsy bitsy travel Spanish dictionary did not know of such a food. I was guessing it translated to guava.

Maggie's Farm said...

I would love a great big mango smoothie right about now!! Gorgeous socks, Kathleen!! You are some kind of knitter!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Kathleen, there's an award for you on my blog if you'd like to come get it.

Jenny Holden said...

I tried some amazing fruits in Peru including these. I'm afraid I can't remember the names though. It was wonderful picking the fruit straight off the tree, it tastes so much better. I'd love to go back.

Margaret Cloud said...

I have never heard of these fruits either, they look good.