This delicious fruit from the tropical Amazon Basin of Bolivia, it’s being grown in the Burdekin district of North Queensland. Achacha is in season from December to mid-March - I’m a little late in posting this!!!!
Like all fruits, Achachas are a rich source of essential nutrients like potassium and vitamin C, but they’re also one of the highest fruit sources of folate. Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron from food and is a potent antioxidant that protects cells from free radicals. Folate is essential for healthy blood and cells, and is particularly important in pregnant women for the health of the growing baby (particularly in the first few months). Achachas are also lighter in sugar than many other fruits while still having a subtle sweet taste.
Achacha for vitality
Fruits are renowned for their rich antioxidant content, particularly berries and tropical fruits like Achacha, and this along with their unique nutrient composition makes them one of nature’s true super foods!
Looking to maintain a healthy shape?
Fruits in the Garcinia genus like Achacha contain a natural substance hydroxycitrate, in their skins. Studies have shown hydroxycitrate has unique properties that may help people who are looking to maintain a healthy body weight, when included as a part of a kilojoule-controlled eating plan. Just wash and remove the skin, blend it, add water and leave it to brew overnight for a refreshing drink.