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The Achacha is a fruit native to the Amazon Basin, where it is highly regarded for its unique flavour and excellent nutritional properties. In 2002 the first seeds were planted in North Queensland resulting in the world's first commercial plantation of Achacha.
Unlike most tropical fruit, the Achacha has a relatively low natural sugar content, making it the perfect snack food. It is a good source of Vitamin C and other antioxidants, as well as other important nutrients such as folate, potassium and riboflavin.
The soft, creamy flesh beneath the skin is not overly sweet, tangy and refreshing, especially in the midst of summer.
Traditionally the Bolivians believe this drink has hunger suppressing qualities, which is not surprising considering it's a member of the Garcinia genus. Judging by the bright colour it will be loaded with phytochemicals, another great reason to enjoy.
In Season: Summer
The Achacha will be available from some leading fresh fruit stores in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. Regretfully, Achachas will not be available in other Australian states or territories this year.
Achachas store well out of the fridge in a cool place, and even when the skin is slightly wrinkled it’s still fine to eat.
Tips & Tricks:
The skin can be used to make a thirst-quenching tropical drink. Simply pierce the skin with your thumbnail or a small knife and pop the Achacha open. The pulp is well protected by the firm skin. To make the drink simply soak the skins of six achachas in water overnight, to make one litre of juice. Strain and sweeten to taste with stevia or a little sugar and serve with fresh mint or ginger.
On a hot day the kids will love frozen Achachas – freeze with or without the skins on. Or try them in a savoury salad with mixed greens, a light vinaigrette and grated parmesan.
Nutrition per 1 Cup:
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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