Chontaduro

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    Jan 26, 2016 7:10 PM GMT
    In Colombia, more exactly in the Valle Del Cauca region and the Pacific coast grow a palm with a special fruit, but it is not exclusive from us well in Ecuador, Panamá and Central America we could find it like Cachipay, Peach Palm or Pixbae. It is the (Bactris gasipaes) species from the Arecaceae family.

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    The case is that in Valle Del Cauca is almost like a sacred and cultural fruit, well in our department it is cultivated fiercely and very sold for the black women as a tradition. It is eaten with salt, with honey and with lemon, besides the industry prepares jelly, juice, food and oil with it.

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    The fruit has nutrients, vitamins and aphrodisiac propieties
    in addition of its rich flavor and soft texture.

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    From we, is a special fruit, because is part of our heritage and it reflects in songs, monuments and mentions, so much so that in Santiago De Cali, we have a Chontaduro park, Chontaduro statue and Chontaduro beauty contest.

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    In the Pacific Coast, the Chontaduro palmtrees, adorn the beach, and it are the daily livelihood and economic source about the native people, for that motive, they always pay tribute in his poems and typical jingles.

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    We as Colombian are very proud about have some like Chontaduro for show to world and about all that it signify for us even knowing that it is not exclusive from our country but the cultural expresions are only our.

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  • LJay

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    Jan 26, 2016 11:09 PM GMT
    Looks like a persimmon.
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    Jan 27, 2016 1:11 AM GMT
    Yes, yes, it looks like a persimon much.icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 27, 2016 2:40 AM GMT
    Great, we need options as bananas are going extinct...
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    Jan 27, 2016 6:48 PM GMT
    Jajaja, funny
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    Feb 03, 2016 3:42 PM GMT
    rodo said... as bananas are going extinct
    this has happened before "Panama Disease ~1955" result of large corporations only growing one variety. Bananas come in blue, orange, red and different sizes but they’re blocked by people’s perceptions of what bananas should be.”
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    Feb 03, 2016 6:35 PM GMT
    pellaz said
    rodo said... as bananas are going extinct
    this has happened before "Panama Disease ~1955" result of large corporations only growing one variety. Bananas come in blue, orange, red and different sizes but they’re blocked by people’s perceptions of what bananas should be.”

    There was something on PBS radio 10 or more years ago about some disease that was going to kill all of the banana trees in 2 or 3 years. I wonder if that's the same thing rodo is talking about.
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    Feb 05, 2016 3:50 AM GMT
    Around three years ago I recall my local supermarket manager talking about how there was going to be a severe banana shortage and prices would skyrocket.

    Never happened.
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    Feb 05, 2016 8:38 PM GMT
    pellaz said... they’re blocked by people’s perceptions of what bananas should be.”