This is my favorite way to start the day! Every where you look, on every street, you will find fruit stands and vendors. If I lived in Africa, this is what I’d do. I grew up on a fruit farm and worked in a fruit packing shed for years–from the time I was small until I eventually moved away from home. For me, fruit is the food of the Gods. And Africa has some of the best fruits ever. None of these local fruits grow where I come from, so this is a special treat. (The mandarins and limes and apples are brought in from other areas.)
I think these girls are absolutely beautiful.
The yellowish fruit above are cocao fruit (the seeds are used to make chocolate) and the orange ones to the right are called côcôta here in Côte d’Ivoire. You can learn more about côcôta here:
These dark purple fruits are called mangoustan. I tried one for the first time today and it was delicious! You can learn more about them here:
We Love the local pineapple. This variety comes from Yamoussoukro.
You can learn more about this soursop here:
The fruit here is so colorful and there is so much variety. What a gift. I wish you could taste each one!