Costa Rica III: Costa Rican Fruit

October 13th, 2009


Juan and I both like to roam around grocery stores looking for new, exotic, interesting ingredients. Juan, especially, likes to look at the fruit and Costa Rica was no different… We discovered many different types of fruit, which led to an entertaining photo shoot, as I struggled to get decent photos with very bad lighting… Now, beside the abundance of papaya and pineapple at every meal, we also found these fruits… which I’ve tried to correctly name… except for that top picture… I can’t seem to come with a definite answer… any ideas?  We broke them open with our teeth and sucked out the pulp…very sweet…
Starfruit- this one was a little sour but I still love starfruit.

Guanabana- As I showed you before, Guanabana is an interesting looking fruit.  I drank it almost daily as a fruit juice for breakfast.  It is sweet and very refreshing.

Lychee? also known as Mamones… We bought a huge bag for a dollar.  A little sour but fun to photograph.

Passion Fruit…This was really good, although I have a strange aversion to little seeds, so I had to eat it with my eyes closed.


7 Responses to “Costa Rica III: Costa Rican Fruit”

  1. Cyndi on October 13, 2009 3:15 pm
  2. Chris on October 13, 2009 5:00 pm

    The Guanabana is very intriguing – is there another fruit that it tastes like? I’m so curious!

  3. Manggy on October 13, 2009 11:53 pm

    I was surprised the guanabana was sweet! I always thought it was on the sour side. I’m not sure what the top one is still- was the flesh kind of crunchy like an apple?
    The middle one isn’t lychee but Rambutan ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambutan )

  4. noble pig on October 18, 2009 10:11 am

    Wow, thos are interesting. I love starfruit as well.

  5. Alex on November 15, 2009 2:13 am

    hey the first ones are JOCOTES!! one of my favorites, I’m from Costa Rica and we do have a lot of fruits… i miss them so much!

  6. admin on November 18, 2009 7:01 pm

    Thanks Alex! I really liked that one a lot!

  7. Carolina Calle on March 8, 2013 8:28 pm

    The top picture are known in Colombia as ciruelas, and the last one is a granadilla. The passion fruit or maracuya is a different fruit.

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