Thursday, October 15, 2009
All the tropical fruits available in North America can be found in Brazil. But they are only a small portion of the enormous number of fruits that can be, and should be, enjoyed by visitors to this country. In every region, and every season, fruits can be found that are never exported, and have limited distribution even in Brazil. Some have familiar flavors, and some have flavors unlike any other fruit in the world. They all beg to be tried, and tourists with adventuresome palates will be well-rewarded for taking that first bite into the unknown.
I recently came across a Brazilian website, Toda Fruta, which has an alphabetical list of all the commercially-grown fruits in Brazil. The site in in Portuguese, but after the jump, I've copied just the list. Take a look - and count how many you've heard of. I'll be discussing individual fruits later in this blog, but I know I'll never make it through this entire list!
Abacate, Abacaxi, Abiu, Abricó, Açaí, Acerola, Akee, Ameixa, Amêndoa, Amora, Anonáceas, Araçá, Atemoya, Avelã, Babaco, Bacaba, Bacuri, Banana, Baru, Bilimbi, Biribá, Butiá, Cabeludinha, Cacau, Cagaita, Caimito, Cajá, Caju, Calabaça , Calabura, Calamondin, Cambucá, Cambuci, Camu – Camu, Caqui, Carambola, Carissa, Castanhas Variadas, Cereja, Champedaque, Cherimoya, Ciriguela, Citrus em Geral, Coco, Condessa, Cupuaçu, Damasco, Dovyalis, Durião, Feijoa, Figo, Framboesa, Fruta – Pão, Frutas do , errado, Glicosmis, Goiaba, Granadilla, Graviola, Groselha, Grumixama, Guabiju, Guabiroba, Guaraná, Guariroba, Ilama, Ingá, Jabuticaba, Jaca, Jambo, Jambolão, Jaracatiá, Jatobá, Jenipapo, Jerivá ou Jeribá, Jujuba, Kiwi, Langsat, Laranja, Lichia, Limão, Limas Ácidas e Doces, Longan, Lucuma, Mabolo, Maçã, Macadâmia, Mamão, Mamey, Mamoncillo, Maná – Cubiu, Manga, Mangaba, Mangostão, Maracujá, Marang, Marmeladinha, Marmelo, Marolo, Marula, Massala, Melancia, Melão, Melão-de-São-Caetano, Mirtilo, Morango, Murici, Naranjilla, Nectarina, Nêspera, Noz Pecã, Pequi, Pêra, Pêssego, Physalis, Pinha, Pinhão, Pistache, Pitanga, Pitangão, Pitaya, Pitomba, Pulasan, Pupunha, Rambutão, Romã, Salak, Santol, Sapoti, Sapucaia, Taiúva, Tâmara, Tamarindo, Tangerina, Tarumã, Tomate Arbóreo, Toranja, Umbu, Umê, Uva, Uvaia, Wampi