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Chontaduro, peach palm fruit production

A Colombian farmer climbs a peach palm tree, employing the traditional marota scaffold, on a farm near El Tambo, Cauca, Colombia, 27 November 2021. Chontaduro, a palm tree native to humid tropical forests, has been grown by indigenous people in the Americas since ancient times. Today, the peach palms are often cultivated by smallholders in agroforestry farms in the Pacific lowlands of Colombia. Although chontaduro fruits must be cooked for a couple of hours before consumption, it is one of the most popular Colombian street foods, usually served with salt and honey. The pulp of a boiled chontaduro is dry and has a starchy flavor. Due to its richness in essential oils, unsaturated fatty acids, proteins, and high nutritional value, chontaduro is considered a superfood.
A Colombian farmer climbs a peach palm tree, employing the traditional marota scaffold, on a farm near El Tambo, Cauca, Colombia, 27 November 2021. Chontaduro, a palm tree native to humid tropical forests, has been grown by indigenous people in the Americas since ancient times. Today, the peach palms are often cultivated by smallholders in agroforestry farms in the Pacific lowlands of Colombia. Although chontaduro fruits must be cooked for a couple of hours before consumption, it is one of...
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