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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Capulin

Typical Peruvian Fruits
Capulin is a cherry species. Native to Central America, Capulin has been cultivated since early times and is extensively naturalized over much of western South America. In Peru Capulin is mostly gr...

Cocona

Typical Peruvian Fruits
Cocona is a tropical citrus fruit native to the Peruvian Amazon region. It's considered to be the "Amazon Tomato" often prepared with aji and mixed with salads.

Tuna

Typical Peruvian Fruits
The Tuna also known as cactus fruit or prickly pear is cultivated in Peru since ancient times. Images of the fruit can be found on textiles of cultures like the Wari, Chimu and Incas.

Noni

Typical Peruvian Fruits
Noni, commonly known as Indian Mulberry or Beach Mulberry isn't originally native to Peru, but finds its use quite often in dietary supplements. The fruit is more or less the same size as a potato.

Tomate

Typical Peruvian Fruits
The tomato is native to South America and found its way to Mexico around 2000 years ago. After the Spanish colonization of the Americas the tomato was distributed around the world. Taking genetic e...

Aceitunas

Typical Peruvian Fruits
Olives are native to the coastal areas of the Mediterranean. Brought to Peru by the Spanish conquerors 500 years ago, today Olives are an important ingredient in the Peruvian cuisine.
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