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Bogotá's Street Fruit


Colombia's got lots of great fruits and street foods. And January happens to be a great month for street fruit, when vendors roll out carts piled high with mangostinos, pitayas, chantaduros and other great fruits.

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Carts near the Museo de Oro offer mangostinos, mamonsillos, pitayas and anons.

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Watermelon and guanabana juice on the Plaza San Victorino.

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Chantaduro, a dry-tasting fruit from the coast and supposed to be aphrodisiac.

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A load of mangostinos, with cherries behind them.

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Mangostinos resemble garlic inside, but taste like candy.

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Pitayas, Colombia's version of the fruit known in Vietnam as dragon fruit.

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