It’s Mango and Jocote de Marañón Season in Guatemala

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At this fruit stand you can get three kinds of mangos: Tommy, Leche (milk mango) and Pashte (loofah mango). I am sure most people have had the Tommy mango, but not sure about the other two mango types. The mango de pashte takes its name because of the large amount of fibers which resemble a loofah. The mango de leche is very juicy; some people take a bite on the skin and then push all the juices through the whole. Both of these mangos are very good, but my absolute favorite is mango de pashte.

The jocote de marañón or cashew mombin or cashew apple, although apple is not a good term for the cashew fruit. I think the English language needs more fruity words.

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  • Luis

    Rudy, on my recent trip to La Antigua Guatemala (last week) I ate so many mangos de pashte that my relatives thought I was not going to eat anything else. I ate mangos de pashte for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Even one night I came back to LAG around one in the morning and ate two mangos. I love mango de pashte, it is my favorite too. Mango de pashte it is not available in the States, too bad for the Guatemalans.

    I did not eat any jocote de marañon, I don’t like them even though I love the cashew. My wife ate lots of marañon and also prepared a very refreshing drink with it.