Friday, 29 April 2011

A fruit a day keeps the doctor away

The huge variety of fruit is one of the things you first notice when you arrive in Brazil. Umbú, Cajá, Pitanga, Acerola, Graviola, Caju.. the list is endless…

And learning all the names is a challenge I am yet to overcome and which is made more difficult by the fact that many simply don’t exist elsewhere or there is no name in English. Fortunately you don’t need to know the name or the pronunciation in order to eat them so with the honourable aim of vocabulary building I have been devouring fruit every day at breakfast. Here’s a picture of my breakfast plate which features the following fruit:

Caqui (looks a bit like a tomato, I am told we call it the Japanese Persimon)
Carambola (Starfruit)
Kiwi (this one is easy!)
Mamao (Papaya)

Fruit salad in São Paulo, Brazil

3 comments:

IsaacRiquelme said...

Can´t belive you haven´t ate a kaki while you were in spain! I stronggly recomend you to try Mamao with yougurth (natural). Is the best breakfast in hot days. Fresh, not to heavy, and full of energy! Do they have avocado? How do they call it?

Pierre Larose said...

Avocado is called "abacate" over here and it's funny you mention it because it is considered as a fruit so you quite often see it in smoothies and ice creams although it is yet to make an appearance at my hotel breakfast buffet. I'll keep my eyes open...

IsaacRiquelme said...

IT IS a fruit, it comes from a tree!

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