Following in the footsteps of blueberries and goji berries before it, Achacha is the latest fruit-fad of the health world.
The fruit has been brought over to the UK by high-street giant Marks & Spencer who say the fruit has a sorbet-like texture and tastes similar to melon. Traditional Bolivian medicine makes use of the Achacha fruit with its honey in particular thought to have healing properties.
The small orange coloured fruit brings with it a range of health benefits including the following:
- low in sugar
- antioxidant rich
- high in vitamin C
- rich in potassium
- contains Riboflavin (which neutralises free radicals).
The fruit is also said to be beneficial to pregnant women as it has high levels of folate, a naturally occurring form of folic acid that helps to promote healthy blood cell formation.
While there is no scientific evidence to link Achacha consumption to any specific health benefits, the...