samthesham wrote: alan wrote: 69roadrunner wrote:
That is curious. In terms of world production, Peru at 95 tons, does not even rate in the top ten world wide producers. #10 , on the list produces nearly three times as much as Peru, curious.
Never looked at Metro or whatever, not a berry eater but In Lima I have never seen any berries of any kind.https://www.hortidaily.com/article/6026 ... countries/
Exporter, not producer. There is hardly any local consumption at all.
re: local consumption
Why do you think that is? Price of the berries? Lack of a market presence?
Fear of trying something different?
I bought a kilo of berries in San Juan de Miraflores the other day at an outdoor market. The price was 10 soles a kilo, which seems like a bargain. I've also seem people sell them off carts in downtown Lima, so there is clearly some market penetration.
Personally, I don't think the habit is there yet. They are not part of any local recipes that I know of. Probably, this will change little by little.
We need to start a blueberry pancake revolution here.