Have you heard of cupuaçu before?
Trust us, it’s not just another hyped up superfood. We are super excited to now offer cupuaçu cream to our customers to try. Let us give you the low down on your soon to be favourite fruit. Pronounced ku-pu-a-su, don’t be put off if you can’t get it right at first. Cupuaçu is a fruit that grows on a tropical tree of the same name that is found in the rainforests of the Amazon in South America. In fact, it is even the national fruit of Brazil and known as the “the fruit of the gods”.
This tropical fruit is related to and resembles the cacao nut; however, it smells like a mix of chocolate and pineapple, with the flavour combination of pear and banana. For centuries, indigenous people have cultivated and used the cupuaçu, which grows to around the size of a medium watermelon. Traditionally the seeds of the fruit were given to people suffering from abdominal pains to chew on.
The health benefits of cupuaçu
The real beauty of cupuaçu is that not only do you get to enjoy its delicious chocolatey scent and tropical taste, it provides a host of nutritional benefits to nourish your body. In fact, cupuaçu is one of the most nutrient rich of all fruits.
Some nutritional food experts believe it will one day overtake the popularity of acai, as it offers similar health benefits.
Every serving of cupuaçu contains a good dose of Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, B2, B3 and C, as well as fibre, manganese, phosphorus and powerful antioxidants. This makes cupuaçu the perfect fruit to incorporate into your diet before winter hits to help strengthen your immune system so you can avoid catching a pesky cold or flu.
Ways to enjoy cupuaçu
Cupuaçu is known for its creaminess, which makes it your next go-to smoothie ingredient. Its creamy texture makes it a great substitute for bananas and goes hand in hand with the other delicious frozen fruits in our range, such as açai, acerola, and cashew fruit.
There are many more ways to enjoy this brilliant fruit, though. From making homemade chocolate and ice-cream, to jam, tarts, and even a cheeky cocktail. Cupuaçu is also used in many skincare products, such as body creams and butters due to its fantastic moisturising benefits.
Be the first of your friends to discover the wonders of this delicious and versatile fruit by ordering yourself some from Tropical Brazil today.