The Cupuaçu Fruit…
Cupuaçu (Theobroma Grandiflorum), also known as the “food of the Gods” in the Amazonian community, is related to cacao and is one of the Theobroma species that produces edible fruits. Theobroma, the generic name is translated to “food of the gods”. Cupuaçu is the fruit of the cupuaçu tree that is native to the Amazon rainforest
The cupuaçu fruit is widley consumed by the tribal people in the Amazon region; it is considered a medicinal plant and often referred to as a “pharmacy in a fruit”, because of its natural benefits to the body.
The seeds of the cupuaçu fruit, also known as the cupuaçu beans, are often used as a substitute for cocoa, because they contain a very similar antioxidant profile, but without the caffeine. The cupuaçu seed is also the main ingredients in the cupuaçu butter. Known for its great moisturizing and healthy properties, for skin and hair, the cupuaçu butter is often compared to shea butter.
The cupuaçu fruit contains a cacao-like flesh with seeds wrapped in a white edible pulp; all packed in a hard protective shell. This super fruit pulp has extraordinary nutritional properties and a very distinct creamy-exotic flavor, with a fragrance often described as a mix of chocolate and pineapple, but not sweet.
Asopie Cupuaçu pulp has a natural thick consistency, it is fresh, pure and 100% natural without any additives.
The Benefits of Cupuaçu…
- The Cupuaçu pulp has energizing properties like coffee, without the side effects of caffeine, as it doesn’t contain caffeine.
- The cupuaçu pulp is a powerful source of B vitamins, proteins, antioxidants, fatty and amino acids, potassium, magnesium and iron.
- The cupuaçu pulp is a rich source of minerals, and great for the building and promoting of muscle performance, endurance and strength.
- The cupuaçu is a great natural stimulant; when consumed, it increases energy and stamina.
- The Cupuaçu fruit pulp is known for its ability to assist in maintaining a low body fat.
How to prepare…
In the Amazon region, the cupuaçu fruit is often consumed in its entirety, by cracking open the protective shell. The best way to preserve the quality, healthy properties, the original aroma, flavor and color of this superfruit for a long time is by freezing its pulp.
Asopie Pure Cupuaçu Pulp is a frozen product and can be stored frozen for over 12 months. To consume; partially thaw the pulp in the refrigerator or by placing the tub in cool water until a scoopable softness is reached (about 20 minutes). Once thawed, please keep refrigerated and consume within 5 days.
How to eat…
Traditionally the Cupuaçu fruit is consumed pure as is and in a variety of Amazon dishes and beverages. Partially thawed the Cupuaçu pulp is smooth creamy and scoobable and can be consumed pure straight off the tub or mixed with sweetener to preference; or as ingredient for juice, smoothies, bowls, jams, ice creams, sauces and dressings.
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