Colombia is seemingly totally self-sufficient in food. It is a shame there aren’t more exports to USA, particularly for fruit. Eliana thought it is because of the opportunity drug smugglers have in all those shipping containers. All of the off-season fruit I see in California comes from Chile, but Colombia has both Pacific and Caribbean ports and could easily usurp that business.
Colombia is like Brazil in that it should be a richer country just in fruit exports alone. Fruit-wise the two are powerhouses. A fruit competition could pit Colombia with its lulos and uchuvas, while Brazil could counter with acai and acerola—plus quite a bit more. Brazil really is the world fruit superpower, I have to admit.
I am a big fan of guanabana, but I would like to get my hands on the person who gave it the English name, soursop. Soursop?! Who thought of that? An outrage. How can you get behind a fruit called soursop–and it’s not even sour!
The fruit I eat most is granadillas, a brother in the passion fruit family. 4 for 1000 pesos (US$.60). Maximum deliciousosity.
I played a guitar for the first time in a long while and got blisters very quickly. It has taken me three hours to type this sentence.