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Aguaje

Food Object 066  Aguaje Fruit | Tropical Central & Northern South America.

A hand grenade? Not exactly, but this fruit is truly a vitamin bomb.

"Aguaje" grows in tropical Central and South America and contains from 21 to 38 times more vitamin A than carrot, from 25 to 31 times more vitamin E than avocado, and it has the same content of vitamin C as an orange. Plus: It helps to shape the female figure and increase breast size (however, this is not backed by scientific studies).

 
 
 
 
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Food Object 018 Percebes. 
The most expensive form of seafood in the world are called goose barnacles or Percebes.
The indigenous peoples of California used to eat the stem after cooking it in hot ashes. In Portugal and Spain they are a widely consumed delicacy known as "percebes". 
But why are they so expensive? First: They taste really delicious. Second: The harvest is dangerous or even mortal, as the “percebes” grow exactly where the ocean waves crash against the rocks in the so called Mortal Coast in Galicia, Spain (just look for "percebeiros" at youtube and and you also will understand why).
Plus, an other curiosity : Male barnacles have the largest penis proportional to its body size in the animal kingdom. It can reach up to 8 times the length of the barnacles’ body (see the flaccid penis in the picture highlighted in red).

 
 
 
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Food Object 1010 Kala namak (Urdu / Hindi) or bire noon (Nepalese; literally "black salt") is a type of rock salt, a salty and pungent-smelling condiment used in South Asia. It is also known as "Himalayan black salt", Sulemani namak, bit lobon, kala noon, or pada loon. It is found mostly in the Himalayas.  

Kala namak is used extensively in South Asian cuisines of Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Pakistan as a condiment or added to chaats, chutneys, salads, all kinds of fruits, raitas and many other savory Indian snacks. Chaat masala, an Indian spice blend, is dependent upon black salt for its characteristic sulfurous hard-boiled-egg aroma. Those who are not accustomed to black salt often describe the smell as similar to rotten eggs. Kala namak is appreciated by some vegans in dishes that mimic the taste of eggs. It is used, for example, to season tofu or avocado to mimic an egg salad

(source: wikipedia).

 
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Food Object 056  Conch | Hunting Caye | Sapodilla Cayes | Belize.
My catch of the day. I found this 20cm beauty just 2 metres bellow the water surface. Conch meat is dense and chewy like calamari (and taste similar). Cutting the conch into very small cubes is the most important step to prepare a Conch Ceviche, a dish that is common in Belize (also in Bahamas). After covering the conch cubes with lime juice and let it marinate for a couple of hours (if possible in the fridge), add chopped cilantro, onion, tomato some chili (or tabasco) and salt.

 
 
 
 
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Food Object 006 A walkie-talkie is a hand-held, portable, two-way radio transceiver. In South Africa a Walkie Talkie is also the name of a popular township snack food. You can have either the grilled Walkies (chicken feet) or the grilled Talkies (chicken heads), or both together.

 
 
 
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Food Object  011 Karaoke Snack. Jelly with fruit. Shanghai | China