I went to the nearby Foodland after school today, in the rain. I looked at the fruit...I photographed the fruit...I even took time to sniff the fruit oddly enough. I walked out of the grocery store with a bag full of hotdogs, hotdog buns and Listerine...I gotta work on this diet thing!!Ah, in season again, these lovely "nose-shaped" fruits are the rose apple. They have an interesting texture and when perfectly ripe, taste oh so yummy!Next we have the miracle fruit, the Mangkoot (mangosteen). Apparently it is full of antioxidants and people in the west (USA) pay 30 dollars for a bottle of its miracle juice! Hahahaha. I get the same bottle of 100% Mangkoot juice here for a little over a buck! It's not a miracle elixir, it's just expensive because they grow here, not there...and a lot of pyramid, multi-level dudes convincing people to pay 30 dollars for a bottle of fruit juice.What's next...ah yes! These furry little buggers are the "ngoh" or something like that! English? Uh, no idea truthfully! Easier than they look like to get into and eat, Juicy with a pit. Not my favorite but I can eat a couple now and then for fun. I just don't like when the cover of the pit comes off with the meat of the fruit, otherwise they are really tasty.Ah, these look like Dragon Fruit to me. These things grow at the end of scraggly cactus looking plants. Always wondered why people grew those cactus things...now I know, they give these nicely colored fruit. Meat inside is either white or purple...These look like the smaller purple ones to me.And finally one that I actually don't eat, probably ate two in three plus years here in Thailand. Called I believe the Longan. Similar inside to the flesh of a lychee, even ngoh. Don't let me scare you away from these though. If you ever have the chance, give 'em a try. You might love them.
That's all folks! Time for me to microwave a "dixie sausage"...let the nutrition begin!!
Spring Break at the Rigg River Ranch (April 2014)
11 months ago