4 Brazilian Fruits You Have To Try
If you are looking for one of the most biologically diverse places with the best native fruit on the planet, look no further than Brazil. According to UNESCO, Brazil is one of only 17 countries that are categorized as megadiverse countries. This biodiversity can be seen everywhere, including the wide range of beautiful plants, fascinating animals and delicious food. You would be remiss if you went the rest of your life without trying these five native Brazilian fruits.
Cambuci is a green saucer shaped fruit that grows on massive trees with gorgeous white flowers. It is in the same family as guava, which is also native to Brazil and a fruit that you might be more familiar with.
Just because it belongs to the same family as guava does not mean that cambuci tastes similar. In fact, you’ll find that it is actually far more similar to a lime! With its sour taste and high antioxidant and vitamin C levels, it’s a great addition to any healthy diet.
This delightful pink fruit doesn’t grow on a tree, bush or vine. Instead, it can be found sprouting along the ribs of the mandacaru cactus. While the fruit has a pink skin, the flesh is white, and it provides plenty of important nutrients and minerals including:
The mandacaru fruit can grow to be as big as an apple and has a lightly sweet flavor. You are surely missing out if you’ve never enjoyed cactus fruit before.
Despite its name, don’t expect a glass of bubbly when you purchase this delightful fruit. A champagne orange is a specific type of orange that can only be found in Brazil, most often on private property.
Champagne oranges are typically about the size of a navel orange and are a yellow-green color. You might be surprised when you get a whiff of this orange as well. Its sweet scent is much closer to vanilla and lemon than anything else. And best of all, the sweet champagne taste—hence the fruit’s name—will not actually cause you to be inebriated!
While you might have already heard of passion fruit, you probably didn’t know that it originated in Brazil. This yummy fruit has plenty of Vitamins A, B and C, which are great to add to any diet. However, there is a unique use for passion fruit in Brazil. Since it has long been believed to be a type of natural tranquilizer, it is frequently used in vitamina.
A vitamina is a mixture traditionally drunk before bed. You can prepare your own vitamina by combining passion fruit, milk and sugar in a blender. Sipping this drink before bed could help you get on the fast train for snooze town.
There is no end to the delicious fruits you can enjoy in Brazil. Fruit is also typically fairly affordable, making it easily accessible to anyone and everyone. If you haven’t had the opportunity to try Brazilian fruits yet, now is the time to make that happen!