Tropical fruits from the Canary Islands
Canarian Fruits have an added value thanks to our privileged location between three continents enriches our biodiversity and gastronomy. Tropical fruits have wonderfully adapted to the Canary Archipelago.
The excellent climatic conditions of the Canary Islands mean that a large majority of tropical fruits can develop thanks to the favourable temperatures.
One of the difficulties they may encounter is the scarcity of rainfall, but at the same time farmers can control the amount of water they absorb and have everything under control. The best thing for these Canarian Fruits is the amount of sunshine hours that are very necessary for the fruit production.
Some Tropcial Fruits from the Canary Islands
T ry our exquisite mangoes, papayas, passion fruit, pineapples, avocados and pitahayas, among other Canarian Fruits, which are grown in incredible natural environments and exported to European markets.
Of course, this does not mean that these fruits are original from the Canary Islands, but rather that over the years they have evolved and adapted to the climatic conditions of the place so that they have a difference in flavour due to the way they are grown.
K nown worldwide, Canary Islands Bananas are extremely sweet, with a very soft texture. To differentiate them from other bananas you can see that they have small black spots and that their size is slightly smaller than that of other types of bananas.
They are low in calories, with only 85 per 100 grams, so you can eat as much as you want. It is a great source of potassium that helps maintain energy. Many athletes use it to regain their energy before, during or after training.
The black spots are a fundamental characteristic of Canary Islands Bananas. The Protected Geographical Indication quality certificate means that the fruits are grown in the same geographical area and that they pass quality controls in order to obtain the certificate.
When walking through our territory, you will see the cultivated fields with tropical fruits that are already part of the landscape.
Humboldt described this beautiful scenario:
“… the summit of Pico de Tenerife, when a horizontal layer of clouds of dazzling whiteness separates the cone from the ashes of the lower plateau, and when, suddenly, as a result of a rising current, the view can finally penetrate from the very edge of the crater into the vines of La Orotava, the orange gardens and the lush banana plantations of the coast. “
“I’m leaving, almost with tears in my eyes. I would love to live here.”