I know I've posted about this before, but this time I specifically would like to know how available fruit will be in Peru? I will be studying there from January 31st to April 27th. Will I be able to forage? Will I be relying on markets? If so, how expensive is the fruit there?
I will be living with a host family and then traveling with my professor and other students, so no one else will be focusing on finding fruit to eat (I will have to be prepared myself) and we may not have ample time for fruit hunting. Also the host family will likely expect me to eat what is provided so I will have to explain to them. I'm guessing they wont be serving much fruit.I know raw fish is one of their main dishes. boo.
I just want to be prepared! so if anyone has any insider info/tips/advice please let me know!
We will be primarily in Arequipa and Cuzco, with a few days in Lima, an overnight in the Amazon jungle, and a few other field trips elsewhere.
YES YES YES. You just made my night. I will be in Peru by Sunday night!!! and knowing there is Mamey waiting for me makes me soososoo happy. Lucuma I have never tried. What is it like? Where in Peru did you find Mamey sapote? Lima? was it mamey sapote or mamey apple? Never had a mamey apple. Different fruits. I will be in Lima the first few days then Arequipa and Cuzco mostly and then the amazon for four days.
Peaches and mangos are really good so that's exciting. Granadillas I tried in Australia aren't my fav, but I had a cherimoya once...yum! THey are an ancient Andean fruit eaten by the peoples of the Andes since ancient times...or so I learned in my course. My professor and I were the only ones who knew what it was lol.
yayyy thank you !!!
I know this is an old thread, but I just think Peru has the most amazing fruit ever! My favorite fruit- granadilla is readily available (can't find it anywhere in the US).
Cherimoya is my second favorite and they have a large version of it too (can't remember what it is called) that is delicious. I have tried the Cherimoyas they sell in US grocery stores and they are nowhere near as good as the ones in Peru!
And starfruit!!!! So fresh. And again, the starfruit I have had in the US is nowhere near as good.
The fruit is SOOOO much better than the fruit available in the US and soo much fresher. and SOOO CHEAP.
I have not been to Peru since childhood, in fact, I was a processed food junkie while visiting, but the fruit is so amazing and fresh and cheap that even a processed food junkie will be enamored by it!
Too bad about the crime though.