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Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
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A tropical fruit you won't find anywhere else. Santa Cruz de la Sierra  Bolivia

A tropical fruit you won't find anywhere else.

Achachairú (ah-cha-chay-ROO) - one of my favorite parts about Bolivia is native to the eastern region near Santa Cruz. Bolivian women (usually from La Paz) dressed in native clothing offer bags and bags of this delicious fruit at practically every stop light. All you have to do is hand over 10 bolivanos out of the window of your car and soon the entire bag is sitting on your lap waiting to be cracked open. To enjoy the fruit you have to crease the skin a bit with your fingernail and then squeeze it until it pops open. The white fruit surrounds a small pit inside and essentially you just eat the pulp! Before you know it, this bag turns into a pile of skins and pits on the floor. Wishing they exported to the US...