4 February 2019

TROPICAL FRUIT ACHACHA known in Bolivia as the Achachairú, (meaning honey kiss in Guaraní, a local native language) is highly prized, having been cultivated for centuries in domestic orchards in the tropical lowlands of the Amazon Basin. It has not been commercialised internationally until now.
Many people think of Bolivia as being a high mountainous country in the Andes. That is true in the area around La Paz, the capital, and in one third of the country. However Santa Cruz de la Sierra, the country’s largest city, is located in the tropical lowlands, home to many wonderful exotic fruits and vegetables including the Achacha.
Delicious, refreshing, exotic, tangy, effervescent . . . no wonder the name translates as “honey kiss”!
It is refreshing to eat at ambient temperature, but even more stunning when served cold or even frozen. There is a fine balance between its sweetness and its acidity, creating a unique taste sensation. It has an exotic appeal similar to the mangosteen, longan, rambutan and lychee. Although the Achacha is a cousin of the mangosteen which is known as the “queen of tropical fruit” throughout Asia, it has less than half of the sugar content which gives it that special unique tanginess~04.jpg

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