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In Season In Barbados: Avocados

Everyone longs for the end of the summer months here in Barbados for one reason - the abundance upon abundance of creamy, rich avocados. I mean who can resist them! I lived in Canada for three years and there were avocados year round, however none came even...

In Season: Mangos in Barbados

It’s the sweetest season in Barbados - mango season - that is! Here at Loop Barbados, our mouths water at the very thought of devouring a juicy, fresh, colourful mango. Not only are mangos very yummy, they provide 100% of your daily Vitamin C, 35% of your daily...

Sugar Cane Barbados

And the time is here again when the cane fields are being cleared, the tractors are chuttering down the cart roads and highways with tons of raw sugar cane ready to be processed, and...

Local Lettuce Barbados

I love when we can eat local foods...especially vegetables and fruits. Barbados is full of sunlight and has the perfect climate for many food crops, however we always seem to be importing a never ending supply of them. Today we thought we would talk about a...

Sugar Can Barbados

It was in 1642 that sugar farming was introduced in Barbados by the Dutch and since then, sugar has not only become a major part of our history but also has been a main molding source of our culture and heritage. For years Barbados only used sugar for feedstock...

Scotch Bonnet Peppers

The Scotch Bonnet pepper, also known as Scotty Bon, Boney Pepper or Caribbean red pepper is a variety of the Chili pepper found in Barbados and throughout the Caribbean.  To give you a little bit of an idea on how hot these peppers actually are, a jalapeno...

Barbadian Conkie wrapped in Banana Leaf

Since yesterday was Independence Day here in Barbados,  Loop Barbados has decided to feature a...

Bajan Figs

Not to be confused with the figs that have the vibrant pink flesh and deep purple skins, Barbadian figs are family to the banana. They are referred to as baby bananas because they are only about three to four inches long! Barbadian figs are grown in the same...

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