The wild fruit

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They are round berries that measure from 4 to 8 cm in diameter and weigh between 80 and 100 gr. They are covered with yellow or red trichomes, which come off as the fruit ripens. The bark is smooth with an intense yellow color, reddish yellow or orange at maturity. The pulp is greenish with a bittersweet taste and numerous seeds. The lulo has a high nutritional value and multiple uses in the agroindustry.

Common name: Lulo, naranjilla (little orange).
Scientific name: Solanum quitoense.
Gender: Solanum.
Type: Fruit

Health benefits:

The lulo is rich in minerals such as iron, phosphorus, calcium and potassium, which makes it a nutritious fruit. It is also a source of vitamin A, B and C. It has diuretic properties and helps to eliminate toxins from the body organism, by increasing the quantity and quality of hair and nail formation. It helps strengthen the bones, decrease bad cholesterol. It also strengthens defenses, since it contains beta-carotene and other antioxidants that eliminate bad free radicals, protecting the organism from the formation, spread of cancer cells and tumors, and helping improve nervous diseases.

Nutritional table

For every 100 grams of fruit, we find the following:

Calories25.0 Kcal
Proteins0.74 g
Carbohydrates8 g
Sodium2 mg
Calcium34 mg
Iron1,19 mg
Vitamin C29 mg