Araza Boi (Eugenia Stipitata) is a fruit tree native to Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador. Although the fruit is very acidic for direct consumption, it can be processed into juices, nectars, marmalades, ice-creams, etc. with an exotic, refreshing taste. The leaves are small and the tree blooms all year round. The white flowers are slightly fragrant too. The fruits turn yellow when ripe and taste sweet and sour. It has a distinctive aroma. Fruits are soft, fragile, and don’t ship well. It blooms in summer with showy white flowers.
This species seems to be more cold-sensitive than other Eugenias and won’t tolerate a freeze. It is the best variety for potting culture due to its miniature size. Moderate water is preferable to avoid root problems and leaf chlorosis which are the common problems for this plant.
Araza Boi Benefits:
- The pulp of the fruit contains 4% of dry matter, 11.9% of proteins, 49.2% of sugars (glucose 3.1%, fructose 33.9%, sucrose 17.2%), 4% of ash, 39% of total dietary fibers amino acids, and minerals
- Controls blood pressure
- Prevent from cancer
- They are also consumed as smoothies and it plays a vital role in ornamental purpose as well.