Why must you use great caution when eating any of the popular regional dishes containing the Brazilian piqui fruit? I learned the hard way.
#101312. Asked by unclerick. (Nov 27 08 4:02 PM)
"...if eaten raw the fruit is best enjoyed out of hand. Care must be taken to gently scrape the pulp off the pit using one's teeth: The spines easily detach and when stuck in the gums can be highly painful and difficult to remove."
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