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Nisperos

If you’re from the southern US states, or frequent Asian markets, you might recognize these fruits as loquats. Here in Mexico, they are naturalized, and grow well throughout the central swath of Mexico. They are large-stoned and have a tart, fuzzy skin. Many people peel away the skin and suck out the pulp inside… They …

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Super-Fruit from a Cactus – Garambullo

Think you are seeing blueberries? Think you are seeing blueberries? Nope, these are garambullo,  one of many cactus fruits enjoyed by locals in the central parts of Mexico. Like other  red-purple-blue fruits such as cranberry, pomegranate and blueberries, the pigment indicates high levels of anthocyenins which is among those flavonoids highly recommended for good health. Wait…what …

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Some ‘Yellow’ Tastes in Oaxaca

Walking through markets and perusing street-side stands, yellow fruits and vegetables catch my eye with their cheerful, sunny glow. It’s Springtime in Oaxaca City. Chayote blanco, Chayotito (cha-yo-TEE-toh) / White CHayote Little pale yellow chayotitos (also called Chayote Amarillo or Chayote Blanco), are nestled here amidst a variety of greens common to the Milpa, like verdolaga (purslane) to the …

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