A couple of weeks ago my mom came from Panama to be here when her granddaughter Pilar came from the U.S. and help Juan Fran with the kids and the house while I “went for her” (code word for having the best time in Georgia and NY).
Well, you should know that my mother is kind of a Mary Poppins, because you won’t believe how many things she can put in her suitcase … This time the magical suitcase brought a handful of my favorite fruits, pixbaes.
To write this post I had to go to the internet though, because to me it feels more than ordinary to go out and buy a few warm pixbaes from… well, practically anywhere! (I’m talking Panama here), but apparently that’s not the case for everybody (It is produced in the area between Honduras and Bolivia and southern Brazil. Although it can also be found in some islands of the Antilles, especially Trinidad).
Have you seen or tried them before? If so, how do you call them? And if not, then what are you waiting for?
I leave you with the information I have found and the invitation to tell me what you think about them.
The pixbae, tropical fruit that abounds in mountain areas and remote areas of our country (Panama), has been called by renowned chefs as the “noble Panamanian fruit” because 92% of its peel, pulp and seed are profitable.
The pixbae also has a high nutritional value; it contains Vitamin A, Thiamin, Riboflavin (excellent for the blood), Niacin (very good substance for maintaining vision), ascorbic acid, calcium and other nutrients. Due to its high fiber content it allows the body to evacuate properly (we didn’t need to know THAT too!!).
Analysis by Experts have found that as food, it is the most balanced and nutritious tropical fruit. It contains more protein than avocado, has twice the protein of banana and its nutritional value is comparable with the chicken egg but without the cholesterol.
Sounds good doesn’t it?
Source: Panama Gourmet Foods