I am researching the exotic fruit juices market, and a very absorbing process it is too.
Sir Francis Drake made a big deal of his discovery of potatoes, but check out all the fruit I discovered this morning without even leaving the house.
There is Moraberry, a red blackberry, which combines the richness of rhubarb with the tartness of cranberry. Then we have Umbu, or Spondias tuberosa (commonly known Brazil plum) a round fruit which is light yellow to red in colour, around 2-4 cm in size, and has a leathery shell.
Acerola is a deep-red, cherry like fruit that originally grew primarily in and around the West Indies. It is now found abundantly in Brazil.
Lucuma is a delicately flavoured tropical fruit native to the cool highlands of South America. It has an ovoid shape 5 to 8 cm long, and when ripe it shows a green yellowish colour.
And soursop is a native fruit from the West Indies, Central America, and Brazil. It is oval or heart-shaped, sometimes irregular, lopsided or curved. The flesh consists of an edible white pulp and a core of indigestible black seeds. The flesh is custard-like, sweet, juicy, tart and fragrant.
Finally, the Camu-Camu bush of Peru produces an orange-coloured fruit about the size of a lemon.
The juices of all these will be coming to a supermarket near you. But not for a while I imagine.
Sir Francis Drake, in your defence, I think the potato (which also originated from Peru) is pretty unassailable.