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Fruits in Brazil are one of the reasons many visitors come to this beautiful country. Brazil offers a variety of delicious fruits which are eaten raw and also served in breakfast, snack and as dessert after the meal. Brazil has become one of the major fruit producing countries in the world. There is more than 300 kind of fruits found in Brazil. There are also many exotic fruits originally produced in Amazon region. Enjoy these delicious fruits and their juices which are available all over Brazil. Here is the list of 10 best fruits you should definitely eat in Brazil.
Jaca or jackfruit is a delicious fruit having a unique sweet flavor. There are three varieties of Jaca found in Brazil including jaca-mole which has softer and sweet flesh, jaca-dura which is usually heavy and jaca-manteiga which consists of buttery flesh. You can buy a whole jackfruit for your family or can buy a small amount from vendors in Brazil.
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Acai is another famous and delicious fruit native to Amazon. These small purple colored berries grow on palm trees in Amazon region. Acai is known to be rich in vitamins and used commonly in many juices, smoothies, energy drinks and also many weight control products. Acai is also widely eaten as a frozen pulp in Brazil. Enjoy this yummy fruit as a dessert, juice or simply as a snack while lying on the beautiful beach in Brazil.
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Papaya also known as papaya or mamao is very popular fruit eaten in Brazil usually at breakfast. It can also be used in juices and salads. There are also many health benefits of eating papaya. Brazil is the major producer of papaya fruit along with India. You will find this scrumptious fruit almost everywhere in the country.
It is a delicious and unique fruit that is grown in Amazon Rainforest. Cupuacu has an amazing smell of pineapple and chocolate. Brown colored outer layer with white fruit inside offers a mixed taste of banana, pear, pineapple, passion fruit and chocolate. Cupuacu fruit is very nutritious and also very beneficial for many health issues. It can also be found in various protein bars.
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Caju is a beautiful fruit originated from the northeast of Brazil. It has two parts: the delicious fruit part known as caju apple and the cashew nut in a shell. The fruit is often used in juices, dessert and alcohol. The cashew nuts attached with the fruit are also used in many candies and desserts.
Another fruit native to beautiful Amazon is guarana. This sweet and juicy fruit is often used in energy drinks as it contains a high amount of caffeine; double the amount of coffee seed. You will see this ingredient used widely in the sodas in Brazil. Guarana seeds are used as medicine to treat many diseases such as heart problems, diarrhea and headache.
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Jabuticaba looks very similar to grape or acai fruit. They are small and dark colored berries tasting like grapes. The white colored inside of the fruit is eaten while its seed and peel are discarded. Jabuticaba is also used in the process of wine making or to produce liquor.
Atemoia is the blend of two other fruits, cherimoya and the sugar apple. These are big green fruits with a soft inside and should only be eaten when they are soft from outside. You can break them into pieces, discard the peel and seeds and enjoy the sweet white fruit.
Marajuca or passion fruit is one of the most popular fruits in Brazil, especially its juice. Brazil exports the juice of marajuca in large quantities worldwide. It is also used in liquor making and is the main ingredient in cocktails and batidas in Brazil. There are many varieties of marajuca but the common ones are ‘azedo’ (sour) and the ‘doce’ which is sweeter in taste and eaten a lot. Cut the fruit in half, take a spoon and enjoy the delicious bites out of it.
Goiba or guava is another popular fruit in Brazil that is used in many desserts. Goiba is also used to make paste or guava cheese known as goiabada which is usually eaten with minas cheese in Brazil. Both the cheeses make an excellent combination and called ‘Romeo and Juliet’ because of how well they complement each other. You can also enjoy this fruit raw or with any other fruit.
Are you keen to eat these delicious fruits and desserts made from them? Then you must visit Brazil and enjoy the tasty fruits which are available throughout the country.
Have a good trip and travel!