eating Guava in the Philippines (known as bayabas)

ImageLocally grown bayabas trees in the Philippines (we know them as Guava) are green on the outside and a reddish color on the inside. I was not use to eating Guava that is green on the outside thinking that they are not ripe. In fact, by cutting one in half, they are a watermellon red color on the inside and sweet! They are grown all over the Cagayan Valley and can be harvested all year!

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ripe juicy cacao pods

ImageDuring my  in the stay in the Philippines I saw many cacao trees in the Cagayan Valley which were bearing many cacao pods.  These are the same fruits that can be dried to make chocolate. I tasted the sweet white beans from a ripe cacao.  I wish I could eat cacao all year long.  Nevertheless, I am looking forward to returning to the Philippines, buying some land, and planting cacao trees for my enjoyment.!

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