The Amazing Fruits and Vegetables Native to Mexico

Mexico is blessed with an abundance of fresh vegetables and tropical fruits, overflowing at nearly every street corner in the country.

Rather than shopping for produce at the grocery store, Mexicans pick out the freshest fruits and vegetables from bins upon bins at local street markets. It’s common to see trucks unloading fresh produce at the markets on a daily basis.

It’s easy to enjoy the impressive variety of crops native to Mexico, especially when they include stars like avocado and coffee. In fact, sixty percent of Mexico’s agricultural exports are designated for the United States.

Here is our collection of favorite Mexican vegetables and fruits, some familiar and others worth getting to know.

Fruits and Vegetables Native to MexicoVegetables Native to Mexico

  • Tomatoes
  • Tomatillas (not actually related to tomatoes)
  • Chayote
  • Prickly pear (Nopales)
  • Chiles
  • Jicama
  • Beans
  • Avocado
  • Corn
  • Squash
  • Lima beans

Fruits Native to Mexico

  • Banana
  • Lychee
  • Pineapple
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Guava
  • Papaya
  • Strawberry
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Atemoya
  • Plantain
  • Watermelon
  • Prickly pear (Tuna)
  • Dragon fruit
  • Sugar apple (Sweetsop)
  • Passion fruit
  • Golden passion fruit (Ganadilla)
  • Soursop (Guanabana)
  • Coconut
  • Pomegranate
  • Starfruit
  • Star apple
  • Cantaloupe
  • Nanche
  • Loquat

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