Cupuaçu: the new superfruit from the Amazon

Cupuaçu - the delicious unknown superfruit from the Amazon

Although largely unknown outside Brazil, cupuaçu is used to make all kinds of delicacies like ice cream, juice and chocolate. Cupuaçu has been a important food source for natives for centuries and is known as a superfruit. We are exporting frozen cupuaçu pulp from Brazil that we buy directly from local companies and communities in the Amazon basin. No middle men. All our cupuaçu is harvested in a sustainable way. Targenta is your one-stop supplier when importing cupuaçu from Brazil or other superfruits like açaí, acerola and graviola.

Cupuacu
A cupuaçu tree (theobroma grandiflorum) usually ranges from 6-9 meters tall but may reach up to 20 meters. After planting the cupuaçu tree fruiting already starts in 2-3 years.

Cupuaçu grows wild in large numbers in the Amazon region, mainly in the Bazilian state of Pará. As a cousin of the cacao fruit, the white pulp of the cupuaçu has a prized tropical flavor described as a mix of chocolate and pineapple. The pulp is also used in cosmetics such as body lotions due to its hydrating characteristics. The juice tastes like a pear with a hint of banana. The seeds are used for making cupualte, similar to chocolate but healthier and with more nutritional value.

 

For more info about our other superfruits from the Amazon basin, please click here.

 

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