Congo has a season for everything: mangos, plantains, avocadoes, potatoes, termites, corruption and manioc. Oops actually those last two are always in season. I would like to introduce you to some great fruits I've just discovered.
This is a bright purple fruit with a thick outer shell and dainty little rounded leaf. To open it, you would apply pressure to the shell until it cracks open. Inside are oddly bright white, pulpy slices of very sweet flesh. The slices are perfectly separated--a little like orange slices. I believe this fruit originally comes from Asia.
This fruit has a purplish/blue skin. It is boiled and left to soak in water for hours. You should eat its skin and soft flesh slowly, taking care not to bite into the large pit in the middle. The first time I ate it was a religious sister's birthday party. It was impossibly bitter and I couldn't hide my pursed lips and tearing eyes (much to the amusement of everyone there). The second time I had it with pili pili and salt and the fruit had been carefully chosen and prepared. It was quite yummy, tasting somewhat like artichoke hearts with a slightly bitter aftertaste. They say pregnant women are particularly fond of this fruit so I will do my best to stay away from it :)