In Chile fruits and vegetables are abundant and quite rich. The majority of the fruits and veggies I eat down here are of higher quality than that of the United States. I read somewhere that North America imports some 15% of its fresh fruits and vegetables from Chile. For good reason.
Although the fruits and vegetables are quite tasty, they are not always in season. I know you are thinking, "duh they aren't always in season!" but it in Chile they actually supply their markets with only that which is in season. I hear things like: "In the summer strawberries will be much more prevalent" or "We will eat that type of lettuce a lot in the summer". Since I have been here since late July, I have noticed a change in what is available in stores.
This observation really contrasts with the behavior of the United States where the majority of fruits and veggies are (for the most part) available all year 'round to consumers. It is interesting to look at the United States from the outside and see a consumerist nation that feels apparently normal when living in it.