Bactris gasipaes

Discussion in 'EDIBLES AND SUSTAINIBILITY' started by Moose, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I would rather eat the heart of my palm than the fruit. Just my preference of taste. :rolleyes:
     
  2. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Didn't they serve that at the biennial? With mayo for dipping? I couldn't stomach them :p
    I'd have to be on a desert island with no other source of food :D
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Yep, at the Costa Rica Biennial - has a mealy texture and is an acquired taste for us gringoes.

    LOL :D
     
  4. amazondk

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    I do like pupunha as the fruit is called here. The palm is native to my region and is a totally domesticated tree, only found with people around. It really depends a lot on the tree the fruit comes from. They varie a lot. Here they are boiled in salted water and then you peel off the skn and eat the fruit. But, I guess it is not for everyone.
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The common name is "Peach Palm". With a name like that I believe we send a bias message to our taste buds and reality does not match the anticipation. I actually have a jar of the fruit in my fridge right now. Bren may be a little over dramatic. She would gladly eat them if raw iguana and tree snails were the other choices. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Hmmmmm,
    Do vegetarians eat snails?
     
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  7. junglegal

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    Wrong Ron, I love snails prepared right and I hear iguana tastes like chicken over an open fire. Those fruit awakened my gag reflex LOL
     
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    Slowly
     
  9. kwmarko

    kwmarko Active Member

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    20141220_152049.jpg I AM SO THOROGHLY AMUSED WITH THIS THREAD,,,, WILL CAM my carambola tomorrow

    I have to start coddlin a 25 year ole stzr apple...... which looks just like the satin leaf tree I love so much after finding out they likeconstant moisture, and more fert... it ' s far way from growing areas....... mark




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    The second pic was a dracena godseffiana ( sp correct!?) Nite folks for this day an night .bye mark

    rarly have I seen a flower......
     

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