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A white Eugenia stipitata flower with cream-color anthers
eugenia stipitata
Eugenia stipitata (Araza Tree)

Originating from the western realms of Amazonia. Its fruits, although very acidic when eaten directly, are processed into various food products like juices, nectars, marmalades, and ice-creams. The fruit is a good source of fiber and minerals, and due to its nutritional value, there's growing interest in exploring its commercial utilization, especially considering its chemical composition which seems to harbor natural antioxidants beneficial to human health. Its soft, fragile fruits do not ship well. The fruit is ripe when soft. It is usually only sold close to where it grows. Photographed in the Valley of Cauca, Colombia.

A Eugenia stipitata green fruit hanging from a tree branch

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