Araza Fruit is another nice Tropical Exotic Fruit of Costa Rica
Botanical name: Eugenia stipitata
Araza the Fruit of Costa Rica is originate in western part of Amazonia.
The fruit of araza is a sphere shaped berry and may weigh up to 750 grams each. When immature, the fruits are pale green and their color changes to bright yellow on ripening.
The mature fruit has a very thin, velvety skin that encloses a very aromatic thick pulp that is acidic in nature. Each fruit generally contains 12 seeds. The seeds of araza do not remain alive when they are dried or frozen.
It is a good source of vitamins and minerals and contains high level of nitrogen and potassium! The fruit is very high in vitamin C content, i.e. double the amount of an average orange. Containing high level of acidity, the best part about the fruit is that its averaging pH 2.4 for the juice confers it as a good quality for processing.
Araza has a number of gastronomic uses. Even though being very sour, this fruit is very handy owing to its texture, color, aroma and delightful taste.
While araza is highly acidic for direct consumption, you can use this fruit to make marmalades, juices, nectars, ice creams and other similar things, having an exotic as well as refreshing flavor. You can use these fruits to make tropical drinks as well as cocktails, in addition to ice creams and Popsicles, blend it with water and any other basic fruit such as pears, to make wonderful drinks.
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