Farmers markets, grocery stores expanding tropical fruit varieties

  • Local grocery stores, like the new Island Natural Foods, are carrying many locally grown exotic fruits. Note the large Jackfruit shown here along with apple banana, chocolate fruit, likikoi, tangelo and soursop. (Voltaire Moise/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Many folks have been avoiding crowds and even staying home to avoid COVID-19 exposure for the last two years. Being grounded has new meaning when we have little opportunity to socialize. Even folks who have lived in Hawaii all or most of their lives, have never had a problem with rock fever until now. However, there are solutions. We can mentally escape this isolation by growing and expanding our tropical fruit cuisines. Enjoying these fruits can expand our world even though we are stuck at home.