Treasure Hunting: Exploring the Markets of the Peruvian Amazon

Along the Amazon River, the markets in Iquitos, Peru offer many rare Amazon fruits, including aguaje and camu camu.

These tart cocona fruits grow wild in the Iquitos jungle and all over Peru. They are related to tomatoes and eggplant, but they boast an entirely unique flavor and texture, creamy and tart, like a mild lemon.
Photo by Debra-Lynn Vlietsra