Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ingá fruit

This character is my friend, Guara Miranda. He's savoring ingá, an Amazonian fruit that everyone likes very much. I was parked in front of his mother's drugstore waiting for Áurea when he came out to offer me a taste. I say "taste" because what we eat is only the pulp around the beans. It's more of a sucking act, as opposed to eating. There are many different kinds of ingá. This one looks like a giant bean. The most famous is one that looks like a long stick. They can get to be more than one meter in length.

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