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Healthy Tropical Fruits and Vegetables

We, Btina and myself have re-discovered all the following amazing tropical fruits and vegetables here in Bolivia, South America. This is a quick recap of the last weeks blog post about the healthy tropical fruits and vegetables. So far I have published about: Papaya, Coconut, Potatoes, Cacao, Bananas and Avocados

Rurrenabaque

Rurrenabaque in the tropical region of Bolivia is a little village which is often mentioned as the door to the amazon.

Coconuts in Bolivia

The scientific name for coconut is Cocos nucifera. Early Spanish explorers called it coco, which means “monkey face” because the three indentations (eyes) on the hairy nut resembles the head and face of a monkey.

Papaya

Actually Btina and myself don’t really enjoy pure Papaya but there are so many great health benefits which have motivated us to include it into our daily eating habits – if locally available.

Challenge to find fruits and vegetables in Trinidad

It’s a real challenge to find fresh fruits and vegetables in the city of Trinidad in the Beni region of Bolivia, South America. There is more than enough junk food with lots of salt or even more SUGAR but all the theoretical available tropical fruits are not easily available.