In the Bahamas I have had some of the most amazing local food I could imagine. The freshness and quality of the seafood is unmatched as well as much of the local produce. Since it is a group of islands, things take time to get here (produce and meat not grown locally), but you can find some wonderful food right on the islands!
Having Endometriosis and a special diet because of it, I try to eat organic, hormone/pesticide free fresh food as much as I can. I also try to feed my daughter and family this way. I am in luck because there is a great deal available. One major difference here from the USA is my favorite (and my daughters’s) – avocados 🥑. They are incredibly good for you (rich in nutrients, and are known to be a superfood) and quite popular, especially lately. Locally in the Bahamas, they can be known as “Pears” instead.
Being from California, I was confused at first, but when I was told by friends what they were, I was excited to try them. The local “pears” are roughly three times the size of American or Mexican Hass avocados naturally (much easier to make guacamole with! 😜). They are beautiful and smooth with a buttery creamy texture inside. The flavor is a little more mild than Hass or Bacon but they can be used the same way (guacamole, on toast, with salad dressing, eaten alone, made into ice-cream or milkshakes, etc).
It is a good lesson for us all to give something new a chance (what I try to teach my daughter) – even with a different name – because you never know just how good different things can be, especially while somewhere new!
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