Ecuador is one of the leading banana exporters worldwide, covering over 30% of the global market. Nonetheless, every year it produces around 240 thousand tons of fruit that are not exported due to defects and problems during harvesting or transport. This by-product generates a serious environmental problem due to its high organic load, meaning it
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Yogurt Granola INGREDIENTS 10 finger bushel of bananas 20 popsicle sticks 1 cup vanilla yogurt 1 cup granola PREPARATION 1. Peel bananas and cut in half. Place popsicle sticks inside bananas and put on a tray with parchment paper. 2. Freeze for 1 to 3 hours depending on how firm you want your bananas to
Ecuadorian cuisine, the cuisine of Ecuador, is diverse, varying with altitude, and associated agricultural conditions. Pork, chicken, beef, and cuy (guinea pig) are popular in the mountainous regions, fish is very popular along the coast. Proteins are always served with a variety of carbohydrate-rich foods, especially rice, corn, and potatoes. There's nothing better than fresh
My first introduction to the golden berry in Ecuador was in relation to chocolate. I can’t complain, as I quickly realized it was a sweet little nugget that tastes incredible when coated in dark Ecuadorean chocolate. It’s also commonly found in juice form. Goldenberry enjoys economic importance due to its richness in nutrients and its
When I first arrived in Manta, one of the first things I did was go grocery shopping to stock up my condo fridge. I was so excited to be able to fill my fridge with so many local fruits and veggies. After a quick cab ride, I was at their biggest and newest supermarket, Megamaxi.
A Beginner’s Guide: Ecuadorian Fruit