What is Atchara? [ot chá ra]
Atchara is a traditional Philippine fermented dish made with unripe raw green papaya, fresh raw ginger root, and other raw ingredients in a vinegar base. As kimchi is to the Koreans, chutney to the Indians, and sauerkraut is to the Germans, so atchara is a traditional fermented dish valued in Philippine culture. read more here … but first read this
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I love Tropical Traditions, it is one of my favorite online companies to order healthy stuff from. I have an order coming in Monday with some of their new dried Organic Blueberries, I CANNOT wait! I use several of their products and would be devastated if I didn’t have their organic coconut oil on my shelf. no joke, come look in my pantry. I also think “Tropical Traditions: is The Best Place to get Virgin Coconut Oil.” And you can quote me on that, and no I did not get paid to say it, I believe it . But as much as I love their Virgin Coconut Oil and the absolutely wonderful Coconut Cream (that is super tasty right out of the jar, on a spoon, like you would sneak peanut butter, and I must admit I do often. ) I also love to try new things. So back to Atchara.
Atchara is used as a condiment, tangy and slightly sweet, it is usually used as a relish type of a side, but for some reason I am itching to have some Chinese food with it because it sort of reminds me of sweet n sour sauce, only a thousand times healthier than anything you would buy. Papayas have a wonderful reputation of being helpful with digestion, and I think this is the best way I have ever had them. So far I had some out of the jar on a spoon, my favorite way to try anything, and as a relish with meat. In the South we would use this like we use ChowChow. Only it is better. 🙂 Can you tell I like it? Want to try some yourself? Of course you do, and you can win some here. But there will only be one winner, so indulge and buy a jar anyway, then when you win you can share it. Follow the directions on the rafflecopter widget below.
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