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PHOTO STOCK: Dried Autochthonous Corn from Guatemala

Dried Autochthonous Corn from Guatemala

I still can’t believe that in the US over 99% of cultivated corn is the exact same type: Yellow Dent #2. What a difference is the situation in Guatemala and the rest of Mesoamerica, the cradle for the most popular cultivated cereal in the world… TAP to see the full size photo and post.

PHOTOS STOCK: Ambulant Tangerine Vendor

Ambulant Tangerine Vendor

Here’s your illustrated Spanish word of the day: Mandarinas for tangerines. Today I share with you a simple daily life vista to …

Fresh fruit ambulant vendors BY RUDY GIRON

Fresh fruit ambulant vendors

In Antigua Guatemala snack time can be quite healthy if you buy fresh fruits or nuts from the ambulant vendors. Of course, you can always hit a tiendita a buy Tortrix [corn chips], Papalinas [potato chips] or Doritos and soda. The choice is yours.

What’s your favorite snack from the options shown in this basket?

Fresh fruits anywhere in Antigua

Certainly you can find fresh fruit vendors just about anywhere in Antigua Guatemala. No excuses for not getting your two portions of …

© Guatemalan Fruits: Mangostín by Rudy Giron

Guatemalan Fruits: Mangostín

Here are your Spanish words of the day: Mangostán, mangostino, mangostín and mangosto are variations for Mangosteen. The Times They Are A-Changin’ …

© Guatemalan Fruits: Nance by Rudy Giron

Guatemalan Fruits: Nance

The nances are in season in Guatemala now. Nance is the Guatemalan name for Byrsonima crassifolia, found in North America as yellow …

Guatemalan Fruit: Granadilla by Rudy Giron

Guatemalan Fruit: Granadillas

Once again granadillas are in season in Guatemala. As I have mentioned before, granadillas (Passiflora ligularis) are often confused with Maracuya (Passiflora …