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tashby


May 5, 2013, 1:21 PM

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Guachumiles (?)

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Right now, locals around Lake Chapala are harvesting pods off trees. At the tianguis last week, I saw these curly little pods, sort of a green and reddish color. Someone nearby asked the vegetable vendor what they were. I'm pretty sure I heard her say, "Guachumiles", and that when eaten they help clean out your system. Can't remember if she used the word amoebas or parasites. I repeated the word - Guachumile - and she seemed satisfied with my pronunciation. No idea if I'm spelling correctly or if I've got the name right.

Is that what they're called? And how are you supposed to cook them, eat them? I didn't have time to ask her at the time.


(This post was edited by tashby on May 5, 2013, 1:25 PM)



tonyburton


May 5, 2013, 2:00 PM

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Re: [tashby] Guachumiles (?)

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Guamuchiles


esperanza

May 5, 2013, 5:00 PM

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Re: [tonyburton] Guachumiles (?)

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Guamúchiles:gwah-MUH-chee-les.

Take them out of the pod and eat them raw. They have the consistency of a styrofoam cup and a slightly sweet, very mild flavor. Don't eat too many at once, they act like a purge (if you know what I mean and I think you do).

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tashby


May 5, 2013, 5:47 PM

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Re: [esperanza] Guachumiles (?)

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Thanks Tony and Esperanza for the correction on the name, and especially for the warning! Guamuchiles. Got it.


tonyburton


May 6, 2013, 8:09 AM

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