Red and orange Bactris gasipaes fruit on top of a decaying fallen tree
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Bactris gasipaes (Peach-Palm)

One of thirty-four native Colombian species of the genus Bactris. It is called chontaduro in Colombia. The fruit is normally eaten raw with salt or honey or both, or as a juice with milk. It is relatively expensive in Colombia when purchased ready to eat in stores. Close to where it is cultivated it is often sold on the city streets.

Sliced orange Bactris gasipaes fruit pulp in a red bowl
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