Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fruits & Veggies

I'm trying to keep the kitchen stocked up with fruits and vegetables these days. It really helps out with meal planning and also just having snacks around.

From left to right (roughly), here are the names and approximate prices of these items:
grapefruit $0.75, soursop $1, pineapple $1.35, a dozen lemons $1.30, peanuts $0.35, papaya $1.35, guavas $1.35, watermelon $1.65, zucchini $1.35, pumpkin $1.75.

I'll have to take a picture of the inside of a soupsop. It has such a unique combination of sweet and sour as well as a really interesting texture. By the way, green lemons are completely ripe.

All of these foods are grown in Plateau State with the exception of the pineapple and the soursop which are grown in more tropical southern climates. Plateau State has an elevation of about 4000 feet so we are able to grow a great variety of foods here.

And here's David gnawing on some sugar cane. Is that a fruit or a vegetable? Sugar cane is a favorite snack among Nigerians. This little piece of cane cost about $0.10. Basically you suck the juice out of the cane and spit out the fiber.

Growing up in eastern Montana, once in awhile we would find a sugar beet on the road that had tumbled off a harvest truck. I remember how sweet that was.

1 comment:

PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

Yum, and not so very expensive.