Dehydrated fruit is sold in many stores within the city of Cuzco. You can find a great variety of fruit that is completely dried, including apples, oranges, bananas, pineapple, mango, and more. It is sold in small bags and costs 8 soles (almost three dollars).
During the year Cuzco also carries out a great quantity of fairs where people show and sell their wares. There you can find many new and creative things. They are where the families of Cuzco go, whenever there is a fair, because in them you find musical groups and performances, games for children, and a great variety of every kind of food., including dehydrated fruit.
The fairs are very important because in them you can get information about different products, including ones you may never have seen before. The vendors give it out freely to potential buyers.
Last week, we went to the Huancaro Fair, one of the most well-known fairs in Cusco. It is carried out in the Huancaro grounds, near where you find the Peruvian Army.
That is where I tried dried fruit for the first time. I tried an orange slice. It looked weird at first and I was a bit nervous. I wondered if I would like it. But when it got to my mouth it was surprising for me. I could taste its pure flavor, strong and unique. It was like an essence of orange and I decided to try another.
The vendors recommend eating this fruit with milk or yogurt, cereal, or in puddings. You can also consume them directly as snacks or appetizers.