Colombian Fruits

by Erica Dinho on June 14, 2009

I published my one-hundred and first post today :)

Fruits are an essential part of the Colombian daily diet. Here are some you may not be familiar with.

Curuba
curuba1

Granadilla
granadilla

Guanabana
guanabana

Zapote
zapote

Maracuya or Passion Fruit
maracuya

Lulo or Naranjilla
lulo

Mora
mora

Mamoncillo
mamoncillo

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 rebecca subbiah June 14, 2009 at 10:35 AM

its great to see new fruits and try them yum

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2 Soma June 14, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Congrats Erica on hitting the century!!

I have not seen most of the fruits here.. are the Moras raspberries?

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3 OysterCulture June 14, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Those fruits look delicious and I am definitely keeping a look out to see if I can find any here in San Francisco. I cannot wait to try them. What a wonderful way to explore a new cuisine than by sampling the local produce.

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4 Giovanna June 14, 2009 at 11:28 PM

I miss a good glass of curuba juice!!!! yummy!!!

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5 Erica June 15, 2009 at 7:43 AM

Thank you every one for your comments!

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6 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie June 15, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Congrats on hitting a 100 posts! These fruits are all new to me other than Passion Fruit.

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7 John June 15, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Hi Erica,

Congratulations with your achievement, however I am curious about the next hundred!
Reading your recipes really gets me going, I want to try them all !

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8 Comfy Tummy June 15, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Great post. I will have to look for these in my local markets.

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9 pigpigscorner June 16, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Congrats! I’ve never seen most of them before!

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10 Eric June 16, 2009 at 5:02 PM

Congratulations on your 101st post! In Puerto Rico we call the Mamoncillo a “Quenepa”. I love those things!

Eric

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11 Sophie June 17, 2009 at 6:57 AM

Thanks, erica for this lovely fruit presentation! I only knew 1 fruit.

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12 Anna October 2, 2009 at 4:12 AM

Man I miss these fruits…. have you been able to find any of them here in the US and if so in what kind of stores?? I live in Houston, so I’m guessing if they can be found anywhere in the US they should be found here… any thoughts???

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13 Erica October 2, 2009 at 7:40 AM

Hi Anna,
I don’t know about Houston, but you can find passion fruit in different states in the USA. I find almost all the fruits in frozen pulp from GOYA.

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14 nina October 25, 2009 at 5:30 PM

HEY!Good question are they raspberries?
I might be going to Colombia soon and would super much appreciate HELP!
Any tips or ANYTHING..
But one question
err…two rather
1. Do they have other fruits
and most importantly
2. In colombia do you give gifts to friends you just meet??
Thz >^_^<

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15 Erica October 25, 2009 at 5:47 PM

Hi Nina,
That is a good question. Moras are blackberries, but to be honest with you I am confused about that, because raspberries look just like Colombian moras. I am working in that answer.

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16 Erica October 25, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Nina,
yes, we have more fruits.

yes, you can give a gift to your new friend in Colombia. I hope yo have a great time in my country :)

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17 nina October 28, 2009 at 5:25 PM

Thank you guys!!!
I really appreciate my gift, and I’m so glad you are actually from there!! People tell me how great the food is there.
Any more info is great…
>^_^< Thx again (or how other peeps say…Graci)
Nina

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18 nina October 28, 2009 at 5:48 PM

AAAAnnnndddddd……
Oh ya…How much spending money is usually the small stuff: Souviners, candies, ice cream cones, stuff like that??
I need to know how much pocket money to bring..
THANX AGAIN

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19 Allison October 28, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Hi, Erica!
This looks like a great site. I’m actually starting my second year living in Venezuela, and today I brought a zapote home from the grocery store. The only problem is I have no idea how to tell if it’s ripe or how to best prepare it. I searched for info online and found your site. Any words of advice? Also, moras here in Venezuela are mulberries, not black raspberries. Thanks for your help!

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20 Erica October 28, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Hi Allison,
I don’t have any recipes using zapote. I used to peel it with my hands and eat the flesh :) That simple!

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21 Nick Matyas January 2, 2010 at 5:32 AM

So, nice your posting. It look’s so good in your posting.

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22 Nick Matyas January 3, 2010 at 4:23 AM

So, nice your posting. It look’s so good in your posting. It is useful for all.

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23 sts April 25, 2010 at 4:36 PM

It is always pleasure to read your posts, will back here soon

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24 Sólo Yo October 9, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Guanabana con leche….it is such a delicious drink….I like Jugo de Luo too….I miss Colombia!!!!

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25 Sólo Yo October 9, 2010 at 2:30 PM

sorry…Jugo de Lulo :)

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26 Michelle November 3, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Nina! Tu no sabes quanto me estrana Zapote. Sabes si los venden en los EU?

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27 Michelle September 28, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Yo quiero zapote!

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