Common Names: Achachairu, Bolivian mangosteen. Prized in South America for its sweet edible fruit. Trees are self fertile; only 1 is required to produce fruit. If the fruits are tart, they are not ripe; it may take an additional 3 to 4 weeks to ripen after the fruit begins to turn yellow. Wait for the fruits to develop a deeper orange-yellow color before picking. If there is heavy fruit set, some fruits may begin to abort; these small fruits with no seed are not very good.
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Listed below are few of the popular health benefits of consuming Achacha fruit 1. Potassium does that by causing the blood vessels to widen, resulting in the lowering of the blood pressure. Cold or Flu Achacha is very rich in vitamin C, which is an immune booster. Promote Regular Movement of the Bowels Achacha is also packed with dietary fiber, and indigestible type of carbohydrates that offers a number of health benefits. One of those is the regular evacuation of the bowels. Fiber helps keep constipation at bay.
Regular intake of achacha and other high-fiber foods is also known to help lower your risk of having hemorrhoids and colorectal cancer. Slows Down the Aging Vitamin C found in great amounts in achacha is also very good at slowing the aging process of the skin.
Vitamin C is also needed for the creation of collagen, a substance that makes your skin firm and less prone to wrinkling and sagging. Keep Birth Defects from Striking Pregnant women are encouraged to eat good amounts of achacha most especially during first few months of being in the family way.
Blood Sugar Regulation Low sugar level and fiber in the Achacha produces good effects in the regulation of the blood sugar level. This produces good effects for the one suffering from diabetes. Traditional uses and benefits of Achacha Fruit rind when made into a drink, help to suppress hunger and has been reported to be used for healing the skin.
Sap is applied to the skin for its healing properties. Culinary Uses White slightly acidic to sweet pulp is pleasantly mellow and refreshing and is eaten fresh out of hand when ripe. Pulp is also used in jams, beverages, sorbets and ice-cream.
Rind is not bitter and is utilized for beverage and wine. Thin rind is extracted in a juicer to make a delicious, refreshing drink by adding sugar.
Sweet and succulent edible pulp is used for making drinks and preserves. Fruit skin is also used to make a refreshing drink. Other Facts In Trinidad, young trees have been cut, branches trimmed so the stem and shortened limbs form a natural hat-stand. During the fruiting season the fruits are available in local markets in Australia.
Tree is a source of a hard wax. A kind of waxy resin exudes from nodes on the branches has a pleasant aroma and is used as the fuel in making torches. Reddish wood is used for common joinery etc.
Health benefits of Achacha