Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Puerto Rican Fruits

My family returned from Puerto Rico yesterday. We saw an abundance of natural beauty--sea life, plants, birds, beaches, and animals. Fruits and vegetables are sold by the roadsides and at markets such as the Plaza del Mercado, also known as La Plazita.
Below are fruits such as bananas, plantains, chayotes, ajicitos, yuca, parcha (passion fruit), mangos, guavas, papayas, panapen (breadfruit) and many others:

I am in the process of creating a larger page that will discuss unhealthy influences on Puerto Rican eating, most notably frying. While these foods are available in many places across PR, and are delicious by themselves, fast food places seem to be even more common.