Top 13 Facts: The Avocado 🥑

1. Avocado refers to the tree and to the fruit. Botanically, the fruit is a large berry containing a single (large) seed. 2. This ancient fruit dates back over 10,000 years to central Mexico, and the word “avocado” is believed to be derived from the Nahuatl word for “testicle”, describing the shape of the fruit.

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What’s a Golden Berry?!

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

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Don’t refridgerate those eggs! 

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.

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News: Ecuador rips up 16 toxic trade treaties

Ecuador is the latest country to tear up ‘free trade’ agreements that have so far cost the country $21 billion in damages awarded to foreign companies by ‘corporate courts’, and yielded next to nothing in return, writes Nick Dearden. So the outgoing President Correa did the only sensible thing: in one of his final executive

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