Have you heard about Tamarillo? It’s a tropical fruit from South America, they are native to the northern Andes. The trees are small (3-4 meters high), evergreen, soft stemmed and frost sensitive.
The flesh of the tamarillo is tangy and variably sweet, with a bold and complex flavor, and may be compared to kiwifruit, tomato, guava, or passion fruit. The skin and the flesh near it have a bitter taste and are not usually eaten raw.
Tamarillo, also known as “Tree Tomato”, is now cultivated in many parts of the world. One of the largest producers of tamarillo is New Zealand. The name was revised to differentiate it from the ordinary tomatoes, thus emphasising on its exotic variety.
- Tamarillo is packed with vitamins A, C, E and pro-vitamin A. It has a good source of B-complex vitamins such as niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin.
- It is beneficial for people who want to lose weight. Consumed raw, sprinkled with herbs or in the form of salads, the juice of tamarillo acts as a detoxifier when consumed. Its acidic properties help cut down fat. Exercising, in addition, can accelerate the results of weight loss.
- Tamarillo offers vitamins A, C and E to ensure your skin stays healthy and radiant. Anthocyanin, phenols and flavonoids protect the skin from oxidative stress, pollution. Tamarillo also helps in anti-aging. Just as regular tomatoes, these can be used in home remedies for various skin problems.
- The chlorogenic acid present in tamarillo helps lower blood sugar levels in type-II diabetes mellitus. Tamarillo contains excellent antioxidants, which can reduce oxidative stress in organs such as the pancreas and the liver
- Increase your tamarillo intake to lower the levels of high blood pressure. Loaded with good sources of minerals and potassium, this fruit helps control blood pressure.
It is basically a superfruit, be sure to add it to your grocery list.