Fruit Friday is back! Just a little late. We are in chirimoya (chee-ree-mo-ja) season, which means that all the street fruit carts are stock piled with them. It is a fruit native to the Andes (surprise!). Its name comes from the Quechua “chiri” = cold and “muya” = seed probably because it has to grow at such high altitude.
We had bought this fruit and then promptly misplaced it so it over-ripened. It’s supposed to be more green. As you can see it looks like an acorn. It’s not really hard though, you can pull it apart with your hands and it looks like this:
It’s very sweet since it is about 20% sugar, the taste is somewhat like nectarines, but fleshy and creamy. You usually just shove a bunch of it in your mouth and then spit out the seeds. I can eat one in about 20 seconds. It has a lot of vitamins and minerals like B1, B2, calcium, iron, and phosphorous, which means it’s all kinds of good for you. Like other fruits we’ve seen recently it is also really good for the digestive system and can act as a laxative. There is also an unconfirmed functionality parallel to that of viagra. Who knows if it’s true.
As you can see form the wooden floor in the picture we’ve moved in to our new place. (You can also see how big Truffaut is now!) We’ll have pictures soon after we actually do some decorating. Now that I don’t have the excuse of not having a home to forget to write Fruit Friday it will be back on schedule. See you next week.