Their season has passed but chunta season is just starting.
For people from Archidona, a county in Napo province, chunta is very important.
They get their protein from the worms that eat the tree and their carbonhydrates from the fruits that the palm tree gives.
Chunta fruit isn't very fruity or juicy.
For me it's a mix of potato with bread.
But it is delicious.
I prefer to eat it with salt but a lot of people here eat it with honey.
To prepare a chunta fruit is very easy.
|Cooking chunta, you just need clear water, no salt.|
You just need to cook it and peel it.
It is a very hard fruit, so it needs a lot of time cooking.
But when it gets soft and cooked enough to be eaten, the skin peels easily away.
Then you can dip it in the salt and enjoy like I do.
Or cover it with honey and enjoy like many Kichwas do.
|Enjoying the chunta. You just need to peel it and eat it. No hassle.|
Would you like to read the post about Chuntakurus in Tena, Ecuador?