Test your Knowledge: sabores Latinos

Excerpts from the Hispanic Market Update section of the Fall Blueprints magazine, written by Leonard Pierce

As an increasing number of Hispanic buyers ead to retailers ot look for their favored ingredients, and mainstream consumers develop a taste for once-exotic flavors, it’s more important than ever to know the difference tropical fruits.

One of the key components of Latin cuisine is the papaya, the tropical fruit that, according to Mary Ostlund, marketing director of Brooks Tropicals, owes its first worldwide acquaintance to Christopher Columbus who claimed it was the “fruit of the gods.”

“The interior of the Florida starfruit is juicy and sweet. The skin is perfectly edible and delicious as well,” says Ostlund.