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Myrciaria Asa-Grayi (Plinia Asa-Grayi) Fruit Plant

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Myrciaria Asa-Grayi (Plinia Asa-Grayi) -

Botanical Name: Myrciaria Asa-Grayi (Plinia Asa-Grayi)

General Information:

One of the rarest species of the endemic genera Myrciaria and Plinia of Cuba.

Fruits are sweet with a complex taste reminiscent of Myrciaria Punctata, Psidium Guajaba, and other unique flavors.

Seeds do not adhere to the pulp, and the bark is thin and edible.

Good-sized fruits with abundant fruiting, are considered excellent in Cuba.

Nutritional Content:

Loaded with vitamin C and other potent compounds like flavonoid antioxidants, including anthocyanins and ellagic acid.

Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, potentially benefiting heart health and preventing oxidative stress.

Contains ellagic acid, an antioxidant that inhibits inflammation-triggering enzymes.

Studies suggest a potential reduction in inflammatory markers, particularly in smokers.

Health Benefits:

Animal studies indicate potential weight reduction by increasing burnt calories and positively altering gut bacteria.

Antimicrobial Properties:

Test-tube study indicates antibacterial properties, reducing the growth of harmful bacteria.

Healthier Blood Pressure:

Studies suggest a potential reduction in blood pressure by promoting blood vessel dilation.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 to 4 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate