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babaco

1. a subtropical parthenocarpic tree, Carica pentagona, originating in South America, cultivated for its fruit: family Caricaceae
2. the greenish-yellow egg-shaped fruit of this tree, having a delicate fragrance and no pips
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The branches that did have physical security had an electronic article surveillance (EAS) system using magnetics detection that Babaco said was considered dated among library circles.
According to Babaco, the new system cost approximately $3,000 (excluding installation), whereas other branches using the simpler magnetics solutions had paid nearly $5,000 for their systems.
However, with 23,327 registered borrowers at the branch and well over 50,000 library materials changing hands each month, Babaco wanted to adopt a different strategy.
The materials that 'walk' are the things that have a high street value or things that are high in demand," Babaco says.
Since babacos are grown in climate-controlled greenhouses, they are available sporadically year-round, but at this point production is small.
Unlike store-bought papayas, the Babaco is yellow in color.
Use slices of unpeeled carambola or babaco, or peeled and sliced feijoa, guava, kiwi, mango, papaya, or pepino.
Whirl 1-1/4 cups peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped babaco (about 1 fruit) with 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice until smoothly pureed.
New tropical flavors such as: Pitaya from Colombia, Feljoa from Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, Naranquilla from Brazil, Jackfruit from Brazil and Babaco from Ecuador will soon be introduced.
Included for (first in the USA) introduction are: Pitavia from Columbia; Feijoa from Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina; Naranguilla and Jackfruit from Brazil, and Babaco from Ecuador.