Jan 5, 2011

Brazilian Fruits = Amazing Tropical Flavors

I am so passionate about fruits. Brazil has lots to offer: banana, papaya, passion fruit, mango, cashew, cupuaçu, açaí, guaraná, as much as the more cold-weathered fruits: peaches, berries, apples, pears... 

This December, on Brazilian summer, I was catching up with the tropical fruits. And felt in love for a recently introduced one: graviola (that's the green fruit with unwelcoming thorns). It tastes like an interesting mixture of banana and avocado flavor. I tried a homemade graviola mousse and it was incredible!!! It's my new favorite.

My second favorite is passion fruit (or as we called it maracujá). The gorgeous aroma started letting us know it was ready. By the time we cut in half, we can see that beautiful flesh. Passion fruit makes me happy. The freshly prepared juice was divine and so refreshing.

Nothing better on a hot sunny summer day to enjoy a refreshing juice!

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