Fruit trees around Lake Atitlan Guatemala

If you are an urban dweller like me, you don’t really think about how the food we purchase at the super market is grown.  On my recent trip to Guatemala I saw a pomegranate tree (I thought they grew on bushes);

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a mango tree (never knew they grew like coconuts bunched at the top of the tree)


and of course a coffee tree.  I was told that coffee beans are considered fruit (who knew).  Some of the finest coffee we drink in the US is grown in Guatemala.  The red beans darken a bit, are hand-picked, dried in the sun and then sent for processing.

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I learn more about the food I take for granted each time I visit this beautiful country.

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