Fruits are an essential part of our everyday lives; it provides us with essential vitamins and minerals needed to keep our body healthy. They come in different shapes and sizes and names we are familiar with and some we don’t. One of those fruit is abiu fruit, the abiu fruit is circle to oval in shape, occasionally pointed, with smooth bright yellow skin.
The fruit is rich in vitamins and minerals: thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin C, calcium and iron, the abiu is also a rich source of energy and fibre. A fruit that is best consumed chilled by halving the fruit and scooping out the flesh or by cutting the fruit into segments and eating alone or in a fruit salad. It can also be used for juice and in ice-cream. A tropical fruit tree originated in South Africa a tree that is a part of the Sapotaceae family.
The fruit of the abiu tree is delicious and regarded among the best of the sapotes because of having the fairly sweet caramel-like flavour. Medically, it is used for many things such as astringent, anti-anemic, and anti-inflammatory. In some countries like Brazil, individuals utilize this characteristic to alleviate coughs, bronchitis along with other pulmonary afflictions. The latex is given as a vermifuge and cleanser and is also applied on abscesses.
Abiu fruit can tend to be a bit sticky when eaten fresh, so it is often advised that if you plan to eat it out of its rind, you use chap stick or something similar on your lips so that they don’t stick to the rind.
It is important to make sure the fruit is the ripe golden yellow colour and not just bright yellow. Consuming this fruit will improve your health; the tree and its fruits are relatively free from pests and diseases that make it even better.