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The tamarillo is an exotic fruit from the Andean region with a pleasant aroma and bittersweet taste, whose color is due to antioxidant compounds such as carotenoids, avonoids and anthocyanins. The tamarillo plant is shrubby, small and grows well in cold climates. Its fruits have different forms, between oval and elongated shapes, mainly. It contains seeds inside, covered by a gel rich in anthocyanins.

Common name: Tamarillo, tree tomato fruit.
Scientific name: Solanum betaceum.
Gender: Physalis.
Type: Fruit

Health benefits:

The tamarillo fruit helps prevent and reduce the risk of degenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, due to the presence of antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin A and C. Vitamin C contributes to iron absorption. In addition, it helps prevent and improve constipation, controls diabetes and high cholesterol.

Nutritional table

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

Calories30 KCal
Total dietary fiber  1 g
Sugar7,22 g
Calcium Ca10 mg
Iron Fe0,56 mg
Sodium Na3 mg
Vitamin C20,4 mg
Vitamin A, IU1134 IU