Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tecomate Fruit

I was out in Ranchito the other day getting a trailer hitch made and this fruit tree was in the front yard. I asked what it was and he said, Cuastecomate. Now I learn that Cuastecomate means coastal Tecomate trees ... not much difference either way.

The fruit is not to eat but rather is medicinal. When it turns brown the top is cut like a bowl and alcohol is inserted. After sitting a few weeks the brew is supposed to be good for asthma and other breathing problems

Tecomate fruit about the size of a large grapefruit


elsa said...

Hi... i'm glad you're posting pics and comments of melaque and surrounding areas.... i'm a native melaquena and you're helping me keep taps of my town and the news... keep up the good work!

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