Delicious Cupuacu Offers An Amazing Cocktail Of Essential Ingredients!
The cupuacu tree (pronounced "coo-pwah-sooh") is a member of the chocolate family and bears fruits that are roughly the size of a melon. It grows in the Amazon rainforest and has long been an important and nutritious health food for the indigenous peoples of the region.
Like chocolate, the Cupuacu fruit is widely admired for its delicious flesh. The fruit is used throughout Brazil to make a range of products such as jam, ice cream and a lovely fruit juice. The popular fruit ripens in the rainy months and is quickly snapped up by eager buyers, wanting to sell it in the cities of Brazil where demand for it exceeds supply.
The cupuacu fruit is also becoming well known outside Brazil, and is in fact already used in the West, to make a tasty and healthy chocolate alternative. In fact, like chocolate, the cupuacu is being widely studied by scientists keen to understand some of its health-giving properties.
Because of the close relationship between chocolate and cupuacu, many of the health benefits that are attributed to chocolate also apply to cupuacu. It may well be just a matter of time until cupuacu becomes more famous than chocolate! As well as the wonderful taste, it has some amazing health properties, and scientists are very excited about its potential to deliver a superb boost to human health.
A pharmacy in a fruit
Experts are finding that this fruit from the Amazon is absolutely packed to bursting with antioxidant phytonutrients known as polyphenols (please see our antioxidant page for more information on these). You may have heard of polyphenols contained in other health foods, such as grape seeds and green tea.
The marvelous discovery about the polyphenols in cupuacu is that they are totally unique, and have never been seen before. This new revelation is causing a stir in scientific circles and has prompted experts to give the new polyphenols in cupuacu their own name. These theograndins are excellent antioxidants, and can help you achieve optimum health the natural way.The antioxidants in this fruit are extremely potent and provide outstanding cardiovascular and immune system benefits.