Yesterday, day 114 of my challenge to become more Brazilian, I enjoyed one of the finer things in Brazilian life… caqui! One of our purchases from the organic market, the caqui looks kind of like a tomato (my daughter is convinced it is one), but is a fruit whose inner flesh is tender and sweet – but not too sweet. While originally a fruit of Asia (apparently the Japanese brought it to Brazil), the caqui is home grown in the state of Sao Paulo. Lucky me, because it is delicious. However, caqui is around only in the Brazilian autumn season (now).
If you are in Brazil and have the opportunity to grab one of these at a feira, I highly recommend you do.