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Latin American Vegetable Guide 09/20/12

A visual guide to fruits and vegetables of Latin America and the Caribbean.


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This really useful visual guide to Latin American and Caribbean produce is something that is well worth sharing. The original feature is on Epicurious.com. Take a look for more information and recipe ideas.

Many of these fruits and vegetables can now be found across the globe. Others haven’t taken root further afield and you will only encounter them if you visit the area.

 

 

1. Mango

2. Prickly Pear

3. Plantain – also known as cooking banana, plátano, Adam’s fig, macho banana

4. Guava – also known as Guayaba, goyave, guyava, feijoa

5. Mamey Sapote – also known as Mamey colorado

6. Tamarind – also known as Tamarindotamarinsampalok

7. Chayote Squash – also known as Cho-cho, christophene, mango squash, mirliton, pear squash, vegetable pear, chokopepinellapepinelloxuxuxoxo

8. Boniato – also known as Tropical sweet potato, Cuban sweet potato, white sweet potato, batiste, batata, batata dulce, camote

9. Jícama – also known as yam bean, Mexican yam bean, ahipa, saa got,

10. Papaya – also known as fruta bomba, lechosa, tree melon, pawpaw

11. Nopal – also known as Nopale, prickly pear cactus pad, prickly pear cactus leaf

12. Tomatillo – also known as Ground tomato, husk tomato, jamberry, Mexican green tomato, Spanish tomato, tomate verde, Chinese lantern plants, fresadilla, miltomate, tomates de cascara

13. Cherimoya – also known as custard apple, sherbet fruit, chirimolla, sugar apple, sweetsop

14. Yuca Root – also known as cassava, manioc, mandioca, tapioca root, Brazilian arrowroot

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Laura Cooke is the editor and creator of the Veggie Bunch website and community.


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