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Fruit Friday: Borojó

I’ve been meaning to write this Fruit Friday for a week now, but as you read I had midterms and such. Borojó is a fruit from the tropical rain forest of western Colombia, i.e., el Chocó. Here is a map … Continue reading

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Fruit Friday: Higo

One time in the supermarket I saw figs and bought them, thinking they were the same figs I used to eat in Portland. When I bit into one of them and tasted a certain bitter flavor I was more than … Continue reading

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Fruit Friday: Piña

While you have probably heard of and encountered pineapple, piña, or ananás (Argentina mainly, from the Tupi word meaning “excellent fruit”) I bet you don’t know all that much about them. Huh? Do you? That’s what I thought, so I’m … Continue reading

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Fruit [Satur]day: Chirimoya

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 … Continue reading

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A very special Fruit Friday

There isn’t actually a Fruit Friday this week. In between packing, getting sick, classes, and moving I’ve forgotten to get a fruit and take pictures of it. I feel that I’d be letting you guys down if I just pretend … Continue reading

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Fruit Friday: Papayuela

This week’s fruit is another mega-exotic fruit, the papayuela, more commonly known as babaco in Ecuador. It’s another one of those high-altitude fruits, preferring to live above 2,000 m. This makes it difficult to cultivate outside its native land Loja (southern Ecuador), but New … Continue reading

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Fruit [Satur]day: Pitaya

Yes, I know I’m a day late, but at least it’s here. This week’s fruit is the pitaya (or pitahaya), also known as dragon fruit. It is native to Mexico, Central America, and South America. There are a bunch of … Continue reading

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