Turkish Produce Cheat Sheet

Turkish Produce Cheat Sheet

Turkish bazaar

I recently found a very helpful cheat sheet for Turkish markets.  Here at Incirlik Air Base, there is  a regular series of articles on the base’s home page called “Ask Mehmet”.  He recently wrote a great article called “Finding Local Markets.” I encourage you to check out the whole article for instructions about shopping at an Adana Fruit and Vegetable Bazaar.   I think you’ll appreciate the list he’s put together below. Click the image below for a downloadable PDF of the list that you can take to the bazaar with you.

Turkey Bazaar cheat sheet

Click the image to download a printable PDF

Vegetable – Sebze (sab-zah)

bean – fasulye (fah-sool-yea)

pea – bezelye (beh-zell-yeah)

cabbage – lahana (lah-hah-nah)

spinach – ispanak (ihs-pah-knock)

carrot – havuç (hah-wuch)

cauliflower – karnibahar (kahr-ne-bah-are)

tomato – domates (doh-mah-tess)

potato – papates (pah-tah-tess)

artichokes – enginar (ehn-ghin-are)

cucumber – salatalik (sah-lah-tah-like)

corn – misir (mis-ihr)

pepper – biber (be-behr)

red pepper – kirmizi biber (kihr-mih-ze be-behr)

green pepper – yesil biber (yeh-sheel be-behr)

radish – turp (tuhrp)

egg plant – patlican (pot-le-john)

leek – pirasa (pih-rah-sah)

okra – bamya (bahm- yah)

mushroom – mantar (mahn-tar)

onion – sogan (so-o-aahn)

garlic – sarimsak (sah-rihm-suck)

lettuce – marul (mah-rule)

fruit – meyve (may-veh)

apple – elma (el-mah)

pear – armut (are-mut)

orange – portakal (pohr-tah-kahl)

tangerine -mandalina (mahn-dah-lee-nah)

cherry – kiraz (ke-razh)

banana – muz (mooze)

peach – seftali (shef-tah-lee)

grapes – uzum (ue-zuem)

plum – erik (eric)

melon – kavun (kah-woon)

watermelon – karpuz (kahr-pooz)

grapefruit – greyfurt (gray-fuhrt)

apricot – kayisi (kah-ye-se)

strawberry – çilek (chee-lack)

pomegranate – nar (nahr)

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