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Jamaican Pears With Bread
I just had a few slices of another delectable Jamaican Pear (foreigners know it as avocado) earlier today, and felt like I needed to share this tasty, wonderful and versatile fruit with you.
It is actually the season now; August to December, so it is abundant now; on the trees and in the markets.
This one I just had actually came from my grandparents tree in the countryside.
We had a number of trees there, comprising multiple varieties.
I don't know the proper/scientific names for the varieties, but I can tell you we had the following: black skin, green skin, long neck, short neck and round ones! lol.
By the way, the scientific name for avocado is Persea Americana.
This one in particular is from the black skin type and is regarded by the entire community as the most succulent; firm, thick and meaty! The most enjoyable.
Pear is a great accompaniment to almost all Jamaican meals, but it is especially popular with bread and bulla -both baked products as well as roasted breadfruit.
The pear is usually picked from the tree when fit and put to ripe (in 2-6 days).
When ripe, it is sliced (as shown above), the skin peeled of and the fleshy inner layer is eaten - I am salivating as i write :-)
Today, pears are not only a substitute for meat or for making that 'quick and tasty' sandwich or snack, it is also used to make tasty dips and desserts.
The leaves is also said to be a great treatment for certain conditions.
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