Monday, April 21, 2008

"Local" avocados

Sometimes I hear people referring to "local avocados", referring to the small ones, as pictured in the image. I gather the comparison is made between these and the large cultivars coming from other parts of Brazil. We buy the latter mostly in the supermarkets and these smaller types are produced regionally and sold at the marketplaces. Avocados are not native to the Amazon, as they originally came from Central America.

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