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toddmc


May 5, 2009, 5:17 PM

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What the heck is a Timbiriche???

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Discovered a tastie new(to me) fruit at the market today.


It is called a Timbiriche, an odd oblong fruit with a white flesh and black seeds.
They come in bunches and they are about the size of thumb.

The lady at the market said it was from the maguey. hmmmm that seemed odd.

I googled it and all I came up with was a band by that name.

Does anyone know more about it.
It tastes quite nice raw, but perhaps there are more interesting uses people would like to share.



esperanza

May 5, 2009, 5:22 PM

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Re: [toddmc] What the heck is a Timbiriche???

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The skin is reddish-pink?

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morgaine7


May 5, 2009, 5:53 PM

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Re: [toddmc] What the heck is a Timbiriche???

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Here's a short entry in the Spanish Wikipedia:
http://es.wikipedia.org/.../Timbiriche_(planta)
and a photo ... is this it it?
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/...=1338+3161+0125+0003

Kate


toddmc


May 5, 2009, 6:10 PM

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Re: [esperanza] What the heck is a Timbiriche???

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Here is a quick picture attached below.



Todd


(This post was edited by toddmc on May 5, 2009, 6:11 PM)
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esperanza

May 5, 2009, 8:58 PM

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Re: [toddmc] What the heck is a Timbiriche???

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Todd, it is the fruit of an agave--not the blue agave that's used to make tequila, but another one. It's used a lot for medicinal purposes. I can't remember what it is alleged to cure, but it's often for sale in markets around this time of year.

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toddmc


May 6, 2009, 5:34 AM

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Re: [esperanza] What the heck is a Timbiriche???

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Thanks!

Todd
 
 
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