Nov 30, 2010

Brazilian Grape Tree

Though I detest fruit of all kinds, I love learning about strange ones. This is the Brazilian Grape Tree. The fruit, which is actually called Jabuticaba, grows right on the bark!
    According to Kuriositas, the delicious, grape-like fruit is used in jams and summer drinks, but it also comes with some great benefits: it supposedly curbs inflammation, and contains anti-cancer compounds. So, why doesn't your neighborhood grocery store carry the fruit? One of the reasons may be that it doesn't keep very well. Within just 3 days of plucking, the jabuticaba begins to ferment, which is great for winemaking, but not for international transport.

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