Durango’s taste buds wake up

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Durango’s taste buds wake up

Local grocery stores introduce exotic fruits
Lance Giuliano, produce manager at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, and a few examples of cherimoya, one of the exotic fruits the store sells.
Danny Bohren, Albertsons produce manager, slices into a rubutan fruit, native to Vietnam. It’s one of several exotic fruits at the grocer.
Danny Bohren, Albertsons produce manager, slices into a passion fruit. Bohren says suppliers are making more and more fruit varieties available.
Turmerics for sale at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. Lance Giuliano, the produce manager at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, says exotic fruits must be affordable for the store to carry them.
Rubutan and passion fruit on display for sale at Albertsons.
Buddhas hand, native to northeastern India and China, has a thick peel, is juiceless and has only a small amount of acidic flesh. Buddhas hand is not available in Durango.
The feijoa is native to the highlands of southern Brazil and eastern Paraguay and Uruguay. The fruit is about the size of chicken egg and has juicy flesh. Feijoas are not available in Durango.
The longan, is native to Southeast Asia where the name means “dragon’s eye” because the fruit resembles an eyeball. The shell is firm, making access to the fruit easy. Longans are not available in Durango.
The lychee is native to southern China and Taiwan. The rind is edible but can be removed to the sweet, translucent fruit. It is widely cultivated in the Far East. Lychee is not available in Durango.
The mangosteen is native to the Indonesian archipelago. The flesh is sweet and tangy, juicy and somewhat fibrous. Mangosteens are not available in Durango.
The tamarillo, also known as the tree tomato, is native to several countries in the Andes where it is cultivated in gardens. The egg-shaped fruit varies from yellow to purple in color and has a firm fruit. Tamarillos are not available in Durango.
The durian is native to Southeast Asia. It’s distinctive for its size – up to 12 inches long – its thorn-covered husk and its flesh that emits a strong odor. Durians are not available in Durango.

Durango’s taste buds wake up

Lance Giuliano, produce manager at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, and a few examples of cherimoya, one of the exotic fruits the store sells.
Danny Bohren, Albertsons produce manager, slices into a rubutan fruit, native to Vietnam. It’s one of several exotic fruits at the grocer.
Danny Bohren, Albertsons produce manager, slices into a passion fruit. Bohren says suppliers are making more and more fruit varieties available.
Turmerics for sale at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. Lance Giuliano, the produce manager at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, says exotic fruits must be affordable for the store to carry them.
Rubutan and passion fruit on display for sale at Albertsons.
Buddhas hand, native to northeastern India and China, has a thick peel, is juiceless and has only a small amount of acidic flesh. Buddhas hand is not available in Durango.
The feijoa is native to the highlands of southern Brazil and eastern Paraguay and Uruguay. The fruit is about the size of chicken egg and has juicy flesh. Feijoas are not available in Durango.
The longan, is native to Southeast Asia where the name means “dragon’s eye” because the fruit resembles an eyeball. The shell is firm, making access to the fruit easy. Longans are not available in Durango.
The lychee is native to southern China and Taiwan. The rind is edible but can be removed to the sweet, translucent fruit. It is widely cultivated in the Far East. Lychee is not available in Durango.
The mangosteen is native to the Indonesian archipelago. The flesh is sweet and tangy, juicy and somewhat fibrous. Mangosteens are not available in Durango.
The tamarillo, also known as the tree tomato, is native to several countries in the Andes where it is cultivated in gardens. The egg-shaped fruit varies from yellow to purple in color and has a firm fruit. Tamarillos are not available in Durango.
The durian is native to Southeast Asia. It’s distinctive for its size – up to 12 inches long – its thorn-covered husk and its flesh that emits a strong odor. Durians are not available in Durango.
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