Well regarded in the health world, this organic superfood from the tropical Amazon Basin of Bolivia has been cultivated for centuries both as food and medicine. An exotic fruit that belongs to the Garcinias family of fruit bearing tree. Its scientific name is garcinia humilis and is a close relative of Garcinia cambogia or mangosteen, another well-known organic superfood with a fat burning and weight busting qualities.
Achacha is a small, lavishly fruiting tree that grows about 12m high. Its glossy leaves are dark green in color on top and a bit lighter underneath. It produces a white and sometimes cream colored flowers usually clustered in five. The fruit is slightly pear-shaped about the size of a small egg. The skin turns to orange when ripe. When opened, it exposes white flesh that easily separates from the pericarp. It has a fine balance of deliciously sweet, tangy and refreshing taste.
Achacha is one ancient organic superfood that is amazingly rich in Vitamin C, riboflavin and potassium. Its B vitamin content, also known as folate can provide vital dietary aid to pregnant women as it helps in the creation of red blood cells and assists in the development of the neural tube and spinal cord of the baby. Loaded with rich amount of antioxidant, Achacha helps your body to neutralize free radical cells from the blood that causes premature aging and other form of ailments.
This organic superfood has been traditionally used for hundreds of years in suppressing hunger and treatment of skin diseases. The honey extracted is thought to possess healing properties and is said to cost several times over than regular honey. The inside of the skin of achacha can be used to treat warts and other blemishes by simply rubbing them to affected areas.
Currently regarded as a new superfruit that you can easily blend into your favorite smoothie or add to your salad. The soft flesh of this organic superfood has a sorbet-like texture which makes a wonderful frozen snack. And the best part is that it has a very low natural sugar content, in fact the lowest among other exotic fruits, so you can have a fresh snack in large quantity without the guilt.
How to make a refreshing juice out of achacha skin - prepare a dozen of achacha skin blended in about 2 liters of water and soaked overnight, add your choice of sweetener, some ice and… boom! An exotic achacha juice.
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The article written here is for educational purpose only and is not meant to provide any medical advice. If you have an illness or medical condition, it would be best to consult first with your health care provider or family physician before undertaking any course of treatment.
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