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7 Seasonal fruits you'll find and love in Bahia de Banderas.

Updated: Jun 10, 2022



Today, we want to share with you a list of 7 seasonal fruits that you can enjoy in Bahía de Banderas during your next visit to the Pacific shore of Mexico!


When visiting Mexico, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste (at least) some delicious options from its extensive menu of fresh fruit. In Mexico, we love to prepare cocktails, “Aguas Frescas,” ice creams, snacks, and many delicious dishes with the Mexican land's fruits. Today, we want to share with you a list of 7 seasonal fruits that you can enjoy in Bahía de Banderas during your next visit to the Pacific shore of Mexico!


Black zapote


The Mayans knew the black zapote as “tauch”; it is a green fruit on the outside and has a black pulp on the inside, popularly consumed in pre-Hispanic times. The black zapote, which at first glance can be disconcerting due to the color of its pulp, is actually a sweet fruit with a creamy texture, with a consistency similar to that of chocolate mousse.


Guanabana


The guanabana has a green, oval, covered with very particular spines; it has a white, sweet, aromatic pulp with black and smooth bones; it can measure up to 50 cm in diameter, and weigh up to three kilos; its origin is uncertain, but it is traditional in countries such as Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil, and Colombia.


Jackfruit


The jack fruit (native to Indonesia) is called the "fruit of 7 flavors," this is due to the flesh of the jack fruit can include shades of mango, pineapple, banana, orange, melon, papaya, and sour sop, all without losing freshness. The fruit's exterior is green, yellow, or brown, while the interior is sticky. That is why before slicing the jack fruit, you have to spread oil on the knife's blade to prevent it from sticking.


Lychee


The lychee is an exotic fruit that comes from southern China. It arrived in Mexico and was cultivated mainly in the state of Sinaloa. From here, it began to spread to several States of the Republic. Its fruit is consumed as it is due to its freshness, no prep required– The meat inside is sweet and with an excellent flavor, in it, we find important nutritional properties, a high level of vitamin C and essential minerals for the body.



Starfruit


The star of exotic fruits. The star fruit is native to Southeast Asia, when cut into slices, has the shape of a five-pointed star, its pulp is juicy with a smooth texture and yellow in color, it contains a moderate amount of provitamin A and vitamin C, in terms of minerals, highlights its content in potassium, calcium and fiber.


When tasting this fruit, we can identify a fine bittersweet flavor; This fruit can be consumed fresh or in salads, cocktails, it is also used as a decoration.


Pitaya and pitahaya (Dragon fruit).


Although it sounds strange, these fruits (with such similar names) are slightly different.

The word pitahaya (or dragon fruit) is of Antillean origin and means scaly fruit; its fruit is ovoid, rounded and elongated, with red, white or yellow pulp and small black seeds. Pre-Hispanic cultures celebrated the harvest by preparing a drink called colonche, which is the juice from the pulp of prickly pears and dragon fruit fermented in the sun in clay pots. This drink was also used for healing purposes. Nowadays, the main use of the pitahaya is for consumption fresh or well-prepared as a refreshing drink, in the same way it can be tasted in purées, desserts, jams, jellies, syrups and fried foods.


On the other hand, the pitaya, which we can find with white, red, yellow, purple, red-violet pulp, is sweeter than the pitahaya. This fruit can be eaten raw by simply quartering or slicing the fruit and removing the skin. For the more impatient, you can also open and remove the meat directly with a spoon. You will also find it in juices, bowls, ice creams, and more delicacies.



Passion Fruit


Known as passion fruit, passion fruit is a fruit native to Brazil,


You can eat this fruit as it is; the only thing you’ll need is a sharp knife to open it more or less in half and the pulp with the help of a spoon. To know if a passion fruit is ripe, touch the skin, which should be slightly wrinkled. Do you like the taste of passion fruit? We have good news!

Fruit juices.

Smoothies.

Drinks,

and cocktails on hot days in Banderas Bay.


And we are not over yet with the passion fruit deliciousness! You should know that because of its sweet flavor, it is a perfect ingredient for mousses, jams, desserts, and even savory recipes.


Did you know…

That in Jalisco we love pitayas so much so that in Guadalajara there is a festival dedicated to them?


The Pitaya Fair arrived at the Mexicaltzingo Garden and the Nine Corners with varied and colorful products ready to be enjoyed from March 17 to June 30.



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The land and climate of Banderas Bay are so noble that it gives us delicious fruits to refresh our visits to the beach: Mango, pineapple, guava, watermelon, coconuts, bananas, and so much more!


We invite you to stay with us and visit the most popular markets in the bay, where you can usually find the seasonal fruit you need for your stay.


Written by: Pardela's Editorial Team

Date: May 26th, 2022

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