365 Day Photo Challenge – Day 188

Mamon chino fruit

This afternoon I stopped to pick up a pineapple from my favourite Piña Hombre in Coronado and found this amazing-looking fruit. In Spanish this fruit is called ‘mamón chino‘, which directly translated means ‘Chinese sucker’. However, the English name for it is rambutan, which is derived from a Malaysian word which means “hairy”.  At first I thought it was lichee fruit, but apparently the two are ‘cousins’. The spiky part on the outside of the fruit is actually fairly soft – which is why it is called hairy I suppose. When the outer part is peeled away, the inside looks exactly like its cousin the lichee, but has a slightly sweeter taste.

About denisemacdonald

I am a Canadian entrepreneur who has been spending the majority of my time between Canada and Panama, Central America. Living oceanfront, I am an 'investment consultant', predominantly in the area of real estate in the beaches areas. Photography is my hobby. In April, 2014 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I will be sharing my journey here on these 'pages'. If you would like to learn more about "Triple Negative" breast cancer, please click onto http://www.tnbcfoundation.org/.
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