"Special fruits of South America" South America by FruitLover
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Papaya is delightfully sweet, and often enjoyed in ice creams, salads, preserves, juices or simply alone, with a wedge of lime (often part of a Caribbean breakfast).
The red Indians of South and Middle America use the papaya not only for food, but also for healing wounds, for supporting a weak liver, for healing constipation, against worms and parasites, for healing inflammation and skin problems and even for treating cancer. They are the "inventors" of modern enzyme therapy.
Venezuelian species is called 'Lechosa'.
Fruit that grows on a bush or small tree, the “pitangueira”, when cultivated has small, brilliant green and aromatic leaves. The flowers are also small and whitish and the fruit, the “pitanga” grows in form of beans, flattened in the two extremities and divided in prominent buds, having a flat and rounded seed, covered by a thin skin that is skinny red when ripe.
The “pitanga” is a very appreciated fruit and is eaten raw as it has a sweet-and-sour and aromatic pulp. With the “pitanga” we can make marmalades, wines and liqueurs.
The “pitanga” is a native fruit of Brazil.
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