The Charichuelo

It is a fruit native to the Amazon , it is found in Bolivia , Brazil and Peru.


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  • 1 Features
  • 2 Other names
  • 3 Nutritional value
  • 4 For consumption in the kitchen
  • 5 Applications in medicine
  • 6 Source


This fruit comes from a tree that is 10 to 25 meters high. Its fruit is very similar to lemon and it is also a citrus, although slightly sweeter, it is 4 to 9 cm long and 4.0 to 6.0 cm in diameter, has an ovoid shape and its color is yellow, it is edible and can be consume in the natural state or it can be used for the preparation of jams, jellies and desserts. It takes 5 to 6 years to sprout.

Other names

  • Charichuelo (Peru)
  • Bacuripari (Brazil)
  • Madroño ( Colombia)
  • Manaju

Nutritional value

Studies reveal important nutritional contributions, which have revealed that the pulp contributes 50% of magnesium for human consumption, and it also has significant concentrations of copper , zinc and iron .

For consumption in the kitchen

One way to prepare them is naturally or freshly, in the same way it is used in jellies , desserts , ice creams , jams and juices .

Applications in medicine

Due to its high concentration of magnesium its consumption is recommended, since it favors the normal functioning of nerves and muscles, support and stability to the bones of the body. It also allows the regulation of glucose at the blood level. It favors the production of energy and proteins, it is a regulator of the heartbeat. It also prevents and helps manage disorders such as high blood pressure , diabetes and heart disease .


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