Flowers of Pichincha

These flowers are all found on the slopes of Pichincha as we hiked from the Teleferico towards the peak.


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    • They are not – we eat a variety here that is not poisonous. They are called chochos (ever see Ceviche de Chochos here?). In Peru, they eat a variety called tarwi.

      Before living in South America, I thought just as you did. But the beans eaten by locals are high in protein and considered a health food of sorts. Don’t be surprised if they end up making it to the US one day soon!


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