Fruit in Season Right Now

We are so fortunate to live in an area that has both the abundance from the sea, with an assortment of fish, shrimp, lobster, clams, squid, octopus and many other seafood choices for a seafood lover to revel in.  And so many choices from the land, meats, vegetables and fruits.

Last week our friends made a trip into Guayaquil and on their way back stopped at a roadside stand selling mangoes, yes big juicy ripe mangoes. They, out of the goodness of their hearts, dropped off a few for our enjoyment. They made another trip earlier this week and dropped off a bag of ripe and another of unripened beauties, along with mangosteens and these cute little ciruelas (not prunes but a variety of plum).  OH MY what great friends to be kind enough to think of us while they are out and about.

Mangosteens are very creamy and have some amazing healing properties, I am currently rubbing the peels on any blemishes, age spots (yes, I do have them) and other imperfections, I will let you know how that works for me…

The ciruelas above are sold in little bags on most of the buses. It has a huge pit and they normally salt them when you buy them or in this case give you a little baggie of salt. Very yummy, I have had them before but they were really unripe these are ripe and sweet and a bit soft, I like them better.

7 thoughts on “Fruit in Season Right Now

  1. lucky you, our ripe fruit at the moment here in London is probably bananas imported from somewhere hot, grapes imported from Greece, and strawberries from dutch greenhouses…. maybe we can get some british apples…

    • I do feel blessed that we always seem to have some fresh local fruit available to us at really great prices. Always bananas, pineapple, strawberries, apples, pears, then the seasonal fruits like mangoes…it is wonderful! N

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  3. What do you use to clean the fruits and veggies…is peeling them all you need to do…excuse my ignorance but I want to be sure I learn to prepare things correctly and that they are ready to eat..

    • Hi Eileen, what we have been told is if you peel the fruit or veggie to eat it raw that is all you need to do. If you will be cooking it all you would do is wash as you would normally. But if it is something like a strawberry that has no peel and will be eaten raw you need to wash it in a disinfectant cleaner. I use Vitalin and this can be purchased at any big supermarket here in the produce section. I will do a write up with pictures today so you have a point of reference when shopping for it. Great question something I had not thought about doing an article on but so important. Nancy

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