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Araticum (Annona crassiflora) is a plant characteristic of the Cerrado. It usually occurs in dry and sandy areas. The fruit is covered with a very thick brown skin and contains numerous smooth black seeds attached to the pulp. Its pulp is rich in iron, potassium, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B1 and B2.


The coquinho azedo (Butia capitata) is a medium-sized palm that occurs in the Cerrado,  normally in open vegetation and sandy soils. The fruits are rounded, measure about 2 centimeters in length and when ripe they are yellow in color, with an edible pulp with a sour to sweet taste. The sour coconut is rich in fiber, vitamins A and C, as well as potassium.

sour coconut

Cagaita (Eugenia dysenterica) is the fruit of the cagaiteira, a plant characteristic of the Cerrado  with thick bark and leafy crown. The fruit is small,  with greenish yellow rind, juicy and acidic pulp and has up to four seeds inside. Rich in minerals, antioxidants, contains vitamins A and C, is energetic and low in calories.


Umbu or imbu (Spondias tuberosa) is the fruit of the umbu tree. The fruit is small and rounded, with a smooth skin or with small hairs, which give it a slightly velvety texture. With a sweet smell and a pleasant, slightly sour taste, umbu has a yellowish-green color. Much of its composition is aqueous. Rich in tannin, fiber, contains vitamins B and C, antioxidants and minerals such as iron and potassium.


Mangaba (Hancornia speciosa) is the fruit of the mangabeira tree. It is typical of the Caatinga biome, but can also be found in Cerrado physiognomies. The small fruit has a similar shape to a pear, white, creamy and juicy pulp, slightly acidic and milky. Mangaba is rich in vitamin A, B and C, more than other more acidic fruits. It has a protein content that varies between 1.3 and 3%, fiber, carbohydrates, calcium, iron and phosphorus.


Guava (Psidium Guajava) is the fruit of the guava tree, a species of the Myrtaceae family. There are numerous varieties, the two most common are the white one, with a greenish skin and pale greenish-yellow interior, and the red one, with a yellowish skin and pink interior. Guava is rich in vitamins A, B1, C, phosphorus, iron, calcium, zinc and fiber.


Mango (Mangifera indica) is the fruit of the mango tree. It is a fruit of varied colors: yellow, orange and red. Usually, when the fruit is not yet ripe, its color is green, but this depends on the variety to be grown. The pulp is juicy and very tasty, in some cases fibrous, sweet, enclosing a single large seed in the center. A fresh mango contains about 15% sugar, up to 1% protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and may contain vitamin A, B and C.


Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) is often thought of as the fruit of the cashew tree  when, in fact, it is a pseudo fruit. What we popularly understand as "cashew" consists of two parts: the fruit itself, which is the chestnut; and its floral peduncle, the pseudofruit, a pear-shaped, yellow, pink or red body. The pseudofruit is juicy and rich in vitamin C, iron and amino acids.


Jabuticaba (Plinia cauliflora) is the fruit of the jabuticaba tree, a  Brazilian fruit tree of the Myrtaceae family. The flowers (and fruits) grow in clusters on the trunk and branches. Its small fruits, with a black skin and white pulp adhered to the single seed. Jabuticaba pulp is rich in iron, phosphorus, vitamin C, and good doses of niacin, a B-complex vitamin. 


Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a fruit of the pineapple tree, symbol of  tropical and subtropical regions. The edible part of the pineapple is the pulp, juicy, formed by the walls of the fruit stores and by the parenchymal tissue. Its pulp is rich in vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, manganese, magnesium and potassium, in addition to presenting a very important active compound called bromelain.


Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) is a fruit produced by plants of the genus Passiflora. The passion fruit is oval or spherical, green when young, tending to yellow when ripe. They have a thin skin and a bitter pulp. What is actually consumed is the mucilage that surrounds the numerous seeds, with a sweet or sour taste, fragrant and highly nutritious. Its pulp is a source of vitamin C, it also provides fiber, rich in magnesium, phosphorus and  potassium.


Acerola (Malpighia emarginata) is a shrub of the Malpighiaceae family. The fruit comes from a tree called acerola tree. Its fruit is smooth or divided into three sections, red or orange when ripe. It has three seeds inside. The fruit's flavor is slightly acidic and the perfume is similar to that of grapes. It has vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3, (niacin), calcium,  phosphorus, iron and, mainly, vitamin that is up to eighty times higher than that of orange and lemon.


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