Nature Diary 7: Local vitamin bombs 2

In the previous nature diary article I wrote about the tamarind and the long journey this fruit has made from Africa to end up on our Island. This time it’s the turn of the fruta di Kashupete. This tree was also an element of the gardens near Maridol, where part of the da Costa Gomez family grew up. Most of these gardens and fruit trees are now gone, but here and there you might encounter a proud tree that is […] Read more »

Nature Diary 6: Local vitamin bombs

During the almost 9 months that I write articles about nature of our small island, Curacao, lots of requests have come my way to write about local fruits of the island. A fair question, given the major role local fruits and fruit trees have played for the population throughout the ages, and the food culture which evolved and became enriched over the years. My father tells many a story about the importance of fruits for public health in general and […] Read more »