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!