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Veliyath Gardens

Guabiroba-orange Fruit Plant (Campomanesia Xanthocarpa)

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Common Name: Guabiroba-orange, Guabiroba, Guabirova, Guariba

Botanical Name: Campomanesia Xanthocarpa

General Information:

Semi-deciduous tree with a tall, dense, pyramid-shaped crown, ranging in height from 4 - 15 meters.

Native from Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso do Sul to Rio Grande do Sul in almost all forest formations of those regions.

Edible fruits are greatly appreciated within the plant's native range, gathered from the wild and occasionally cultivated in home gardens and orchards.

Fruits are eaten raw, with round yellow or orange fruits containing juicy, firm, and sweet-tasting pulp.

Produces an edible yellow-orange fruit known as "guabiroba" with an acid and sweet flavor. Consumed fresh or processed into jelly, ice cream, liquor, or tea.

Leaf infusions are used in folk medicine for treating rheumatic, urinary, and inflammatory diseases, obesity, and hypercholesterolemia.

Health Benefits:

Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals, preventing DNA mutations, and supporting the immune system.

Other health benefits include forming blood vessels, fighting inflammation, improving iron absorption, slowing age-related macular degeneration, and lowering blood pressure and cortisol.

Oranges also provide fiber, calcium, folic acid, natural sugar, potassium, and citric acid.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 to 4 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate