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The Nacatamal, like a tamal is a traditionally eaten mid-morning on Sundays and special occassions – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingWhat is the food like in the markets in the US?  For the most part if you can't live without US goods, you can find them here in Managua. Fresh fruit and vegetables are available year round.  But imported fruits (like apples) are really expensive so we just eat what is available locally.  We often go for a ride just to hit the farmers' fruit and vegetable stands.
 
(The Nacatamal, like a tamal is a traditionally eaten mid-morning on Sundays and special occasions and can be found in Nicaraguan markets, pictured.)
Elizabeth Samayoa of Bosa Tours and Travel – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Traditional snacks from Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingMarkets in Managua offer a great variety of food and traditional snacks. Prices are low compared to supermarkets, but one thing to keep in mind while buying at the markets is that your health is first.  
 
If you want to buy vegetables, you may find all tropical vegetables and basic grains produced in Nicaragua and some others imported. Be sure to pick them well because not all of them are always fresh, and of course, you must wash and clean them before cooking. Meat such as beef, pork, fish, chicken are also sold in the markets. But I do not recommend that you but them there, due to hygienic factors. Traditional cooked meals are also sold in the markets every day at midday.  I do not recommend you buy them, also due to hygienic factors.
 
Finally, traditional sweet and salty snacks can be found on the markets (shown in the picture). Sweet snacks are called "cajetas" and are made of coconut, papaya, tamarind, or milk; salty snacks are made of corn. These I find delicious and healthy. 
Carla Fjeld of Ola Verde SA – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Food in the market in Managua Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe diversity of foods in markets in Managua has improved substantially and today one can find wide varieties of fresh foods, spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits grown locally, some organically, as well as excellent coffees, chocolates, meats fish and fowl.
 
(Pictured here are organic eggplants produced by one of our growers in a basket made of recycled paper.)

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