One thing that stands out in any country I have been in, is the differences in food. Ethiopia seemed to have an affection for jalapeños. In everything we ate, we had to open it up and remove them. Turkey loves its yogurts and its breads. Russia has very flavorful eggs and strong onions with lots of flavor. And they have wonderful breads and plenty of vodka. Brazil has so many differences, it is an amazing thing to experience. Look at this star fruit below. It has a very subtle sweet taste.
Below is Papaya that is very popular in Brazil. It is also common in parts of the US, but not where I am from, so I posted it here. Brazilians call it, mamão papaia
Here is the Brazilian melon called, Melão. It is the same taste as the Honeydew melon in the US.
This is a Brazilian grapefruit according to Dani. It is not the same as the melon above.
This is the Brazilian orange.
The fruit below is Chuchu. It is cut up into small pieces, boiled and eaten after it has chilled. It has a light taste and seems would be better if cooked, then salted and eaten while still warm.
This thing is called Inhame, which translates to “yam“. It is a root that is cut up and cooked.
While we are here, I will continue posting any produce from Brazil that I come across. Until then, eat well, which does not include McDonald’s.