Sunday, March 12, 2017

There are a variety of tropical fruits that grow in the tropical jungles of Peru.  One such fruit is called "guaba" or "pacay".  It is brought into Lima and sold on the streets (not in any store) by people who live in the jungle.  It grows as a large, long pod about a foot or so and is about 3 inches wide.  It is dark green in color and is really cool looking.  Please click on the following link to see what the tree and pod look like.  The guaba tree and its fruit pod.

Here are some pictures of a guaba I bought yesterday walking to the Mission Offices.

When the pod is ripe it starts to open up slightly.

You pull out pieces of the fruit that look like white cotton candy but are moist with a sweet nectar taste. 

Inside the white fruit are seeds, most of which are black and which you spit out as you eat the fruit.

Here you can see the seeds embedded in the fruit.

Here.  Do you want a bite?  Absolutely yummy!

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