Pinha is one of my favorite fruits in Bahia, Brazil. English name is sweetsop. Looking at the outside it is so contraty of what is in the inside. So beautifully packaged by nature. The shell protecting the soft pulp with many black seeds, which I have been collecting. Taking a spoonful into the mouth and eating the creamy pulp around the seeds which come off perfectly is such a treat.
How beautiful is this cluster, "hands" of bananas. A gift from a family in one of the villages. Brazil is the second highest producer of bananas in the world, second to India. The majority of the large production serves its domestic markets and the largest consumer of the fruit in the world. Below is the red variety. Also a gift.