When we lived in India in 2013, we were about a 10 minute scooter ride to a fruit market, well, more like a big fruit stand. It took us a bit of time to have the courage to venture out on our own as we had to enter the main crazy road to get there. It became our little weekly adventure.
Although I missed lots of foods from the Western world when we lived in India, I was very happy with the fruit choices as many of them I grew up with in Mexico such as papaya and mango, and which are extremely expensive and kind of rare in the US.
They had a wide variety of fresh fruits including bananas, papaya, pomegranates, oranges, melon, watermelon, apples and best of all, fresh young coconut which the fruit man will cut for you right there for your enjoyment.
What is the difference between young and mature coconuts?
A young coconut is the variety that is either white or green and contains a lot of fresh coconut water but very little and moist but still yummy flesh.
A mature coconut, the brown kind, is usually smaller and has much less water but a lot more of the tasty flesh or meat.
Instead of plastic baskets, you can collect your fruit in stainless steel bowls.
What are your favorite fruits in the world?
8 thoughts on “Riding A Motorcycle To The Fruit Market In Rural India”
Love these kind of post and the colorful fruit stands. I know we have them here in Thailand but these pics make me feel nostalgic about when we lived in West Bengal. Good times and fruit stands…
I bet you have some really good ones in Thailand 🙂
That market looks amazing. In Barbados they just cut the young coconuts by the side of the road, stick a straw in and sell them. Apparently it has lots of electrolytes in and they used to give them to dehydrated soldiers to keep them going. That’s what I was told xx
Yes, coconut water has natural electrolytes, I love it.
Mmm, mangoes! Especially mangoes from down the street! Heaven.
So much color!!!! BEAUTIFUL!