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Just a question about rare fruits and vegetables at your grocers

I am trying to broaden my understanding. As many of you know I like to shop and I really have no fear concerning little ethnic shops which carry certain foods common to the culture they serve. Small shops have owners who are delighted to help. Yet over the last few decades I see mainline store chains offering fruits and veges I do not recognize. I see a deal, or a markdown but lack of knowledge prohibits me from taking advantage of it.

My question to you is do you have one or several that you know few people outside your culture or region even know what it is? The other day I was learning about hatch chili's as an example

. Yet there are quite a few I see in which I am clueless. This converging culture has a lot to offer I know. I just would like to know more. Please, if you would, enlighten me.

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