Few months ago we found an exotic fruit in our garden in Santa Cruz la Laguna, on Lake Atitlan Guatemala. We didn’t know what kind of fruit it was. We were looking for some information and finally we thought that it was jaimito, but we were wrong, Today I was searching to find out what kind of fruit is in our garden and I found it . . . JABUTICABA. We ate our first ripe fruit few days ago and it was so delicious. I’m sharing some information about this Exotic Fruit.
This exotic fruit is native to South American countries like Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The first thing that strikes you is that it’s fruit stems directly from the tree trunk. When in full season, the tree looks as though it is covered with purple warts. It is also called “grape tree” because this fruit is used in South America like the grapes used elsewhere.
The jabuticaba is a fresh juicy fruit that can be eaten fresh off the tree. It is also used in jellies, or left to ferment and become wine and hard liquor. Its dried peel is used to treat asthma and diarrhea.We have discovered several anticancer compounds in this fruit , so scientists hope to be useful in the fight against this disease.
The Jaboticaba in decoctions of not only acts against asthma and hemoptysis, but also against diarrhea and dysentery and externally, in bathrooms, promotes healing of erysipelas. The rind of the fruit has astringent properties and is used as a gargle decoction against chronic tonsillitis.
Among the many Brazilian fruits the jabuticaba has fantastic healing properties, a fruit to rejuvenate the skin and heart. The jabuticaba is a fruit from the Amazon that calls more attention for its color; as it can be purple or blue-black, but all tend to stain clothes in the same way.