Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Ingá fruit

No, those aren't snakes up in this tree. No, they aren't over-seized worms. They're ingá cipó (Inga edulis), one of the most sought after wild fruits of the Amazon. If you walk along the waterfront of Santarem this time of the year, you'll see piles of them for sale. Life wouldn't be right without sucking the pulp off these large seeds inside the overly-exaggerated pods.

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