Family: Clusiaceae. 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.

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Growing Miracle Fruit. GMO Hell no! Are you green? They are also called Achachas and they are tangy and refreshing with a delicate subtle sweetness, a fine balance between sweetness and acidity.

Fruit should be picked mature as it does not ripen further on storage. Originating from the Bolivian part of the Amazon basin in South America, the Bolivian name of the fruit is Achachairu and translated means honey kiss.

The very attractive tree is pyramidal like that of the bakuri but smaller; is equally rich in yellow latex. The tree grows wild in the state of Rio de Janeiro in southeastern Brazil and adjacent Paraguay; is rarely cultivated. It blooms in December and matures its fruit in January and February Renowned for its rich antioxidant content and unique nutrient composition, folate, potassium and vitamin C makes it an excellent addition to your fruit bowl.

The skin of the fruit makes an excellent thirst quencher that provides a healthy dose of beta carotene, hydroxycitrate acid HCA , arginine and other minerals. Mainly found in secondary forests, by rivers, floodplains, coastal moist broad-leaved forests etc. Flowers Inflorescence: male and hermaphrodite flowers. Achachairu is self pollinating. Prefers a slightly acidic soil high in organic matter. Soil pH Neutral 6. Copyright - All Right Reserved. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.

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Here is another interesting exotic fruit from the Garcinias family. Its name is Garcinia humilis Achacha and has been cultivated for centuries in domestic orchards in the tropical Amazon Basin of Bolivia. The other name, Achachairu means a honey kiss in Guarani language. Achacha has also now been introduced into Australia and is being grown there in Burdekin area of Queenland. It is now spreading all over the world and being grown by collectors worldwide. This fruit seems to be suitable for commercial cultivation all over in tropical regions.


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It is native to South American countries such as Bolivia, Peru, and Brazil, but it is also cultivated as achacha in northern Australia. The aim of this study was to determine the phytochemicals in achacha rind and pulp and to investigate these components as potential treatments for the symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Both rind and pulp contain procyanidins and citric acid rather than hydroxycitric acid. Male Wistar rats 8—9 weeks old were fed with either high-carbohydrate, high-fat, or corn starch diets for 16 weeks. Intervention groups were fed with either diet supplemented with 1. Rats fed a high-carbohydrate, high-fat diet exhibited hypertension, dyslipidemia, central obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. However, there was no change in glucose tolerance, body weight, or body composition.

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