Posts Tagged ‘fruits’

Jocotes

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Jocote
Jocote season is on in Guatemala!
Jocotes -Spondias purpurea- are one of the pleasures enjoyed by us Guatemalans. the fruit, to my knowledge, is not exported and in fact, the only few times I saw it back in the U.S. of A. was when fellow Guatemalans would smuggle it in in their luggage.

Food: Jocotes

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Here is something every Guatemalan knows, Jocotes with a ground and roasted squash seeds, limes juice and salt.
Enjoy!
Jocotes

Lichas

Monday, September 9th, 2013

I hear a know on my door.
I open and its a street vendor.
He carries a basket with Oranges, tangerines, apples, bananas and Lichas.
Lichas or Rangutan.
I’ve eaten this fruit several times here in Guatemala. I had never seen it until I moved back here.
I’ve travel a lot in the country side and I’ve seen many many signs offering “Rangutan”. It was only a few months ago when I stopped at one of these shops on the side of the road and ask for Rangutan that I found out that Rangutan and Lichas are the same. For some reason they called them Lichas here in Guatemala City and Rangutan in the countryside.
It is very tasty, light sweetness with a mild acidity on the finish. the edible part of the fruit is a somewhat thin layer surrounding the seed. One chews on the seed to detach the edible layer. The flavor is something unique, I can get to compare it to anything else.
Q10 or $1.25 a dozen. Or! after I bought several items from him, he gave me two dozens for Q15 or $1.90.
Lichas
Lichas

Guapinol

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Guapinol. What? I had to ask the name several time to be able to remember it. I had never seen this fruit before, despite I lived my childhood here.
The smell resembles dirty socks or Swiss Cheese, not very pleasant for some, I did not mind it much. The flavor is like rotting wheat bread and the texture is very spongy. But one can learn to like them.
Guapinol