The small bush/ shrub
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.
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.
For every 100 grams of fruit, we find the following:
|Total dietary fiber||1 g|
|Calcium Ca||10 mg|
|Iron Fe||0,56 mg|
|Sodium Na||3 mg|
|Vitamin C||20,4 mg|
|Vitamin A, IU||1134 IU|