Summer in Rincon is the time of year to stop at a fruit stand and buy some quenepas! This small round fruit is about the size of an olive with a hard skin. Inside you’ll find a very sweet luscious fruit with a jelly like consistency, most people eat them fresh...just bite the outter skin enough to open it up, squeez the inside fruit into your mouth and suck on it like a hard candy!!!
Quenepa fruit is full of fiber for lowering cholesterol, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus which is important for digestion and regulating hormones. Quenepa also contains a large amount of tryptophan which is important for good sleep.
There are fruits stands in various places of Rincon that sell quenepas.
- La Placita (gas station / mini mart) on the North end of Rincon (where the 413 and 115 meet)
- Closer to your Rincon Vacation Villa , in the Do It Best Hardward parking lot, on the 115, you'll find a fruit stand
- On the corner of the 115 and Calle Las Frabricas (basically across the street from Econo) is a fruit stand
Enjoy your Rincon Vacation popping some quenepas!!!