The discovery of fruits in Colombia: unheard of!!
Me who had lived in Peru, China, Cameroon, and visited so many countries. I thought I knew everything about fruit. What a mistake, and what a shame!! Colombia slapped me and brought out my ignorance. The more we know, the less we know. Here are some fruits that I discovered and that I had no idea existed. But I must admit that this list is not complete at all!
Fruit in Colombia is available everywhere on the streets and in restaurants, fresh, in juice or in popsicles! Good god, I had a great time!
In fact, one of the specialties of the Comuna 13 district of Medellin is the famous fruit popsicles, which are well coated in salt! I winced a bit, but it was good!
Carambole : Well known for her killer look. How pretty is this carambola!
Granadilla (granadella): I thought it was a passion fruit. It was clearly explained to me that no! It looks like, but without the acidity. Candy!
Mangosteen: Although it is native to Indonesia (I had discovered it in Asia several years ago), it is just as good, silky, sweet and juicy in Colombia! My favorite of all!
Tomato de arbol (tree tomato): We recognize a little the tomato, but here it is sweeter and delicious in juice. A magnificent fruit!
Lulo: A one-of-a-kind aroma of profusion and exoticism, with a delicately tangy harmonious taste like a mixture of pineapple, kiwi and strawberry. In juice, it explodes in the mouth! Its look resembles khaki, but inside you can clearly see the difference.
Corozo: A kind of small red berry that is infused to make juices, or makes a wonderful jam.
Mora: Almost a blackberry, but a unique raspberry-blackberry, sour and sweet taste. Fantastic!
Pepino de agua: I was told it was a fruit. I still doubt it. In short, do not hesitate to help me so that I finally know what it is!!
Maracuya: passion fruit! In juice, I discovered something exceptional. I drank one a day minimum!
Guanabana, or Corossol : Surprising texture but very pleasant taste.
Pitaya, but yellow: I knew them pink. I greatly appreciated them. Quite tasty, close to the kiwi, but very smooth.
Chontaduro (peach palm): I was told about its health benefits, but not about its taste! Very rich in proteins, essential oils, vitamins and minerals. All parts of the Chontaduro plant are used for human consumption: the fruit, pulp, seeds, stems and leaves. The fruit must be cooked before it can be eaten.