Monday, October 17, 2011

Tropical Fruits Day 1

Hope everyone's weekend was fantastic... mine was pretty nice as I enjoyed of the amazing tropical fruits you can find in Costa Rica. I'm sure most of you know the typical fruits found in other markets like papayas, pineapples and mangoes but today I want to introduce you to one of my favorites called Jocote (ho-ko-teh).


This fruit grows on a tree and can be eaten green or ripe sprinkled with lemon, salt or by itself {I love it green and by itself}. It grows typically in Central America but over the past few year the plant has been found in parts of Asia that have similar tropical weather.
In Costa Rica, jocote is also the name of a peace treaty in 1842 when the president/dictator of that time was overthrown... it's called "Pacto del Jocote" because it was signed under one of these trees.

Have a great day and enjoy of some fresh fruits!

30 comments:

  1. I love tropical fruit!! I am always so sad when it goes out of season.

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  2. Oh, yum - now I'm craving a big fruit salad

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  3. Such beautiful colors--you're making me hungry! Hope you're off to a fab Monday Elie!

    xo Mary Jo

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  4. gorgeous tropical fruit;) makes me want summer back!!

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  5. wow! i like it so much!!!! ;-)
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  6. Yum, sounds good! I've never tried Jocote before!

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  7. Ima vegetarian....so my survival is basically fruts and veggies, lol....these are beautes!!
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  8. Interesting! I've never heard of this fruit - what does it taste like?

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  9. Wow, I need to try this fruit! It looks yummy. It is fun to pronounce as well. ;)

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  10. I love that you are sharing new cultures. I am colombian and this fruit is sometimes found there also. I think its best when its green too, with some lemon and honey lol.

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  11. Yum-how gorgeous! Glad you enjoyed your weekend!

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  12. I would love to try the Jocote! Gorgeous photos!

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  13. Oooh I would love to try this!!! I love trying new {to me} tropical fruits :)

    Glad you're having a great time with your family! xoxo

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  14. Oh wow! What does it taste like? -And what colour is it when ripe?

    I love discovering new food; thank you for sharing :)

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  15. I love fresh fruits! I'd love to try these! xo

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  16. I so wish I had one to try right now. I constantly amazed that of all the fruits I know, there are still so many out there I don't. Gives me more reason to explore the world.

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  17. Those look absolutely delicious. I love fresh fruit.

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  18. Fresh tropicals yum!! Does a fuzzy navel count?

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  19. I would love to try this. I wonder if we could grow that in the northern part of Queensland here in Australia. It's tropical up there.

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  20. how cool! thanks for introducing this new fruit. we have a lot of interesting stuff around here, i bet i could find this at some specialty market. it sounds delicious!

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  21. tropical fruits are the best! i heart mangoes.

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  22. Tropical fruits are the most delicious. I can't think of a better way than to combine fresh papaya, pineapple and mango to make a delicious bowl of salad. So summery :)

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  23. such gorgeous fruit photos!! now i'm craving a yummy and healthy fruit salad!! so pretty!!
    xx ~ kristina

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  24. gorgeous! Is it wrong that I can just picture it cut into wedges and served with a traditional antipasto platter? :)

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  25. we have a lot of tropical fruits here, too, but i have never heard of this one...it looks delish. thank you for sharing!

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  26. Ooh, so exotic. I always want to like papaya...but I think it tastes like dirt.

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  27. These look soo good and fresh! I wish these were available here in DC, fresh during all seasons of course!

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