Typical Peruvian Fruits

Thanks to Peru's three major climate zones, coast, highlands and jungle, a great variety of fruits can be found in the country. Some are native to Peru, exotic or rarely known abroad, can be seen in every (super) market around the world. While you can buy bananas, apples, pears, grapes, passion fruits, papayas and many more common fruits on the Peruvian markets as well, have a look for some unique fruits coming originally from Peru or being important ingredients in the local cuisine.

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Limon Peruano

Typical Peruvian Fruits
The Peruvian lime is only around 3 to 4 cm, has a yellow to dark green skin and a light green inside. The key lime might be the closest lime variety to the Limon Peruano.

Lucuma

Typical Peruvian Fruits
Lucuma is undoubtly the most popular fruit in Peru. The native subtropical fruit, which some even name "The last gold of the Incas” and consider as the “national fruit”, is grown in the Peruvian An...

Chirimoya

Typical Peruvian Fruits
Chirimoya or Cherimoya, in English also known as Custard Apples, are native to the Andean highlands of Peru. The Chirimoya looks like no other fruit; it’s heart-shaped with rough-textured but thin ...

Aguaymanto

Typical Peruvian Fruits
Aguaymanto (physalis peruviana) is a plant and its fruits native to the Peruvian Andes. The incredible berries with many names - locally they are also known as uchuva, uvilla or ushun, abroad as ca...

Pitahaya

Typical Peruvian Fruits
The Pitahaya, also known as Dragon Fruit, pitaya, pitajon, yaurero and warakko, is native to Mexico, Central America and some Southern American countries like Peru. Pitahaya is the fruit of a cactu...

Pepino (dulce)

Typical Peruvian Fruits
The pepino or pepino dulce is native to the temperate Andean regions of Peru. The plant is not known in the wild, and its origins are unclear. Pepinos come in different sizes and shapes, from small...

Guayaba

Typical Peruvian Fruits
Guayabas, better known as guavas, originated in Mexico, but already in ancient times these fruits were cultivated in Central and South America. Remains of the actual fruit and seeds were found duri...

Camu Camu

Typical Peruvian Fruits
Camu Camu, also known as cacari, camocamo or myrciaria dubia, is native to the Peruvian lowland jungle and grows on bushy trees along riverbanks and in flooded areas of the Amazon rainforest. Its e...

Tumbo

Typical Peruvian Fruits
Tumbo is part of the passion fruit family. In English it's called banana passionfruit because its size and shape resembles a small thick banana. The orange, passionfruit-like cluster of black seeds...

Aguaje

Typical Peruvian Fruits
Moriche palm trees are native to the tropical Amazon regions of Peru. The palm fruits, which are called Aguaje in Peru, have a reddish-purple-brown tough skin with a texture similar to a pineapple....
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