In Season: Fat Pork10th May, 2016
Summer is quickly approaching and tropical fruits are in full bloom! This is the best opportunity to taste all the amazing fruits Barbados has to offer. A very popular plum in high demand right now is the Chrysobalanus icaco, known locally as ‘fat pork.’ Don’t be fooled by its name however, this fruit which can usually be found growing in gullies, tastes nothing like pork and is in no way related to the pink four legged creatures. The origins of the name, which are unknown, is always up for debate. Fat pork is a small globed shaped red or purple plum, with a thick skin and white pulpy flesh. The flesh is soft and almost flavorless in taste but is readily enjoyed annually by locals. Make sure to sample this local fruit when you are here in Barbados!