Pacay - An Unusual Bolivian Fruit

by Chef Noly
(Chicago, Illinois)

SOME TYPES OF PACAY CAN GROW UP TO 5 FEET LONG!

SOME TYPES OF PACAY CAN GROW UP TO 5 FEET LONG!

One of the many reasons I love to travel to Bolivia is to experience the exotic fruits. In Bolivia there are many unusual fruits that are not available where I live in Chicago. One of the more unusual fruits from Bolivia is Pacay. So what on earth is a pacay?




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Dec 25, 2015
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pacay
by: carmen Mercado

I have a tree that someone planted from seed. How long before we see fruit?

Oct 26, 2015
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Pacay fruta
by: Anonymous

Hallo

Ist diese Pflanze winterhart?
Verträgt sie das mitteleuropäische Klima im Winter? Bis zu -20°C.

Gruß aus Franken :-)

Jan 12, 2015
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Pacay
by: Anonymous

Pacay is very delicious, I have it growing in my yard in Florida someone gave me the seeds from Peru and now I will be enjoying it. I would like to know if this fruit is high in fiber and is an antioxidant of any kind. Eg. Cancer, vitamins etc

Apr 14, 2013
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Pacay
by: Anonymous

Hallo.
vor vielen Jahren war ich in Bolivien,Peru
und habe diese Frucht oft gegessen. Sie ist sehr
genüsslich, meine Frage:
Kann ich Pacay in Europa pflanzen, ist es besser mt den Kernen oder einem kleinen Baum zu probieren??
Kann ich einen kleinen Baum importieren?

muchas gracias

tommy
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Sie müssen Ihre lokalen Behörden fragen, was die Gesetze sind in Ihrem Land für die Einfuhr von lebenden Pflanzen. Sie müssen auch besondere Genehmigungen in Bolivien bekommen für lebende Pflanzen oder Samen zu exportieren.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inga_feuilleei

Nov 08, 2012
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Pacay Pérou
by: Anonymous

L'empire des incas est basé à Cuzco -Pérou, le pacay est un fruit principalement péruvien !

May 12, 2010
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Pacay and Salteñas
by: Chef Noly

Archie,
Thanks so much for the additional information on pacay. I did not know there were two types. I am only familiar with the larger variety.

I'm thrilled that you were able to transport Noly's Salteñas from Chicago to Ohio. Martha mentioned that your daughter promises to have salteñas in her freezer for you every time you visit her in Chicago. We are looking forward to filling her next order and having you try a sample of our newest filling, Picante de Camarones.

Now, if we can only find a way to transport pacay from Bolivia to the U.S. we'll be all set.
Chef Noly

May 12, 2010
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About Pacay
by: Archie Bruun

I am from Santa Cruz and I grew up eating Pacay.
There are 2 kinds: one is called cola de mono or the tail of a monkey and the other is pacay rosario. The pacay rosario is a tree between 10 and l5 meters in height, but cola de mono is a larger tree and the fruit is also larger. In Guarani it is called Inga. In Chiquitano it is called copocoqui. Both are very good to eat. The scientific name is Inga cylindrica C., Martius and the cola de mono is Inga edulis C. Martius.

For your information, my family and I have eaten your saltenas and have brought them frozen from Chicago to Cincinnati.

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