How to Choose and Keep Granadilla The fruit is ripe when the skin yields to slight pressure from the finger. If it is not fully ripe, it should be left at air temperature. After ripening, it should be kept in the least cold part of the fridge. It lasts up to a week if refrigerated, while frozen (whole or pulp) it remains in first-classGRANADILLA condition for months. Nutritive PropertiesOrigin and Growing Regions This fruit is notable for its low fat content and for being richFruit originally from America that is grown in Colombia in fibre and vitamins A, C and K. It also containsin Valle del Cauca, Quindío, Caldas, Boyacá, Antioquia Family: Passion Fruit phosphorous, iron and calcium.and Cundinamarca provinces. Scientific Name: Passiflora edulis fv flavicarpaCharacteristicsIt is a climbing plant which gets very long. Its flowers are Composition inbell-shaped, with white and lilac-coloured tubular petals. 100g. of pulpThe fruit is oval-shaped and orange-coloured, with smallwhite spots. The peel is smooth and hard, to protect the Moisture 69.9 g Iron 0.58 mgpulp, which has a jelly-like texture with grey “blisters”.Average diameter is 11 centimeters. It is the sweetest Protein 0.34 g Carotene 0.035 mg USEfruit in the passion fruit family, and has a strong aroma. Fat 1.50 g Thiamin 0.002 mg Granadilla is mainly eaten in the form of fresh fruit. It can be used inGrowing Region juices, cocktails, ice creams, jams and jellies. Its seeds are crunchy andGranadilla grows in the Andean region, at heights of Fibre 3.20 g Riboflavin 0.063 mgbetween 1.800 and 2.400 meters above sea level where as pleasant as the pulp. Its flowers are used in perfumes.the temperature ranges from 18°C to 26°C and with a Calcium 5.60 mg Niacin 1.42 mgminimum rainfall figure of 1.200 mm. /year. Granadilla Crushed Ice Drink (Smoothie) Phosphorous 44.0 mg Ash 0.87 g You are recommended to serve this inside the peel, in a champagneHarvest glass, after first removing the membrane so as to make easier to handleGrows throughout the year, especially in June, July, Ascorbic 10.8 mg with a small spoon. It can also be used in pies or compotes (baby food)November and December. Acid and Light Food. It is also recommended in cases of acidity.
How to Choose and Keep Gulupa Gulupa should have a firm consistency and show no signs of having been attacked by insects. It can be frozen for long periods. Nutritive PropertiesGULUPA Gulupa helps provide essential vitamins like A, B12 and C. This fruit is also a source of calcium, fibre, phosphorous, iron, proteins and magnesium, and is rich in potassium andOrigin and Growing Regions Family: Passion Fruit carbohydrates. Like all passion fruits, it is used as aFruit originally from America. In Colombia, it is Scientific Name: Passiflora edulis fv edulis tranquilizer, since it acts as a natural sedative. It lowersgrown in certain towns in Cundinamarca province, blood pressure and helps you go to sleep. It also improvessuch as Silvania, San Bernardo, Tena and Venecia. the digestion process.CharacteristicsRound or slightly oblong fruit, 5 to 8 centimeters in Composition indiameter. Its peel is thin and hard, with a purple 100g. of pulpcolour when ripe. The pulp is orange with black Moisture 78.9 g Iron 1.23 mg It can be eaten fresh if it is cut in half and the pulp is eaten with a spoon; cream andseeds, and the taste is between sweet and acid. Protein 0.054 g Carotene 1.613 mg USE sugar can be added, if wished. It is also tasty in a juice or salad. If the pulp is strained, it can be used in jellies, jams, sauces, cocktails, and ice creams.Growing RegionGulupa is a plant that is grown in mountainous Fat 0.16 g Thiamin 0.101 mg Gulupa Sorbet / 1 - Serving Ingredientsregions at heights of between 1.800 and 2.300 3 gulupasmeters above sea level, where the average 90 g. of whipped cream Fibre 4.9 g. Riboflavin 0.032 mg 60 g. of icing sugartemperature is between 18°C to 22°C and the 3 balls of vanilla ice creamrainfall figure is at least 1.200 mm. /year. Calcium 8.0 mg Niacin 1.73 mg Leaves of mint Maraschino cherries PreparationHarvest Phosphorous 55.3 mg Ash 1.01 g Remove the pulpIt is grown throughout the year, especially in June, Mix with the cream, sugar and ice creamJuly, August, November, December, and January. Ascorbic 43.0 mg Blend for two minutes Acid Serve in a cocktail glass or inside the peel itself, on crushed ice.
How to Choose and Keep Passion Fruit Passion fruit has a smooth peel which gets wrinkled shortly after purchase, indicating that it is ripe and has lost a small amount of moisture. Wrinkled fruit should be eaten as soon as possible. The pulp can be frozen, and in this state will last for months.PASSION FRUIT Nutritive Properties It is a laxative, helps ensure that the digestive system works properly, and is recommended for lowering blood pressure and as a tranquilizer. EatingOrigin and Growing Regions passion fruit is also beneficial in the case of bladder, prostate, liver andFruit originally from America. Most production in Colombia Family: Passion Fruit urinary tract complaints. It is good source of vitamin C.is concentrated in Valle del Cauca province, although it is Scientific Name: Passiflora edulisalso grown in Quindío, Cundinamarca, Cauca, Cordoba,Guajira, Huila, Magdalena, Meta and Santander.CharacteristicsMedium-sized tree of 3 to 8 meters tall, with woody trunk. Composition inFlowers are axial and grow alone or in bunches, with white 100g. of pulppetals and purple or pink spots. The passion fruit name isderived from the fact that parts of the fruit and the flower Moisture 75.1 g Iron 0.16 mglook like symbols of the crucifixion of Christ. The fruit isoval or elliptical in shape, and has a thin skin. The Protein 2.20 g Riboflavin 0.13 mg USE The fruit is used in the preparation of juices and lemonades and for scenting drinks. Itabundant pulp is relatively acid. is also used in jams, liquor, ice cream, flans, and for making cakes and pies. The oil that Fat 0.70 g Niacin 1.5 mg is extracted from its seeds is used in the manufacture of soaps, inks and varnishes.Growing RegionPassion fruit grows in low country, at heights of between Calcium 13 mg Ash 0.8 g Pork Medallions in Passion Fruit Sauce300 and 1000 meters above sea level where the 1 Portion Ingredients Preparationtemperature ranges from 25°C to 35°C, and with a Phosphorous 64 mg Ascorbic 30 mg Loin of pork Marinate the pork with pepper and salt, mustard andminimum rainfall figure of 1.200 mm. /year. Acid 2 passion fruits olive oil for two hours. Carbohydrates 21.2 g 50 g. of honey Remove the passion fruit pulp by hand. 1 glass of sweet liquor Add the honey and sugar to the passion fruit.Harvest 10 g. of olive oil Cook and simmer.Although it grows all year, there are production peaks in 1/1 g. of salt and pepper Add passion fruit seeds as decoration.June, July, August, September, October and December. 10 g. of mustard
How to Choose and Keep Pitahaya The South American variety is ready to eat when the peel turns yellow. It should be kept in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight. It should only be put in the refrigerator if it is wished to keep it fresh for a while before eating.PITAHAYA Nutritive Properties Pitahaya is rich in iron and calcium, and is therefore idealOrigin and Growing Regions for fighting anemia. It also helps reduce the uric acid levelFruit originally from America. In Colombia, it is Family: Cactacease in the blood, thus preventing gout. Its black seeds contain a Scientific Name: Acanthocereus pitajaya natural fat which improves the functioning of the digestivegrown in Valle del Cauca, Quindio, Caldas, Antioquiaand Cundinamarca provinces. There are two edible tract.varieties, yellow and red, but the yellow variety iscommoner in South America.Characteristics Composition inThis plant grows in the wild. Its flowers are large, 100g. of pulpwhite velvety and funnel-shaped. The fruit is a berry, Moisture 82.5 g Iron 0.55 mg7 to 14 centimeters long and 5 to 9 centimeterswide, with white or red jelly-like pulp, and small Protein 0.159 g Carotene 0.005 mg USEshiny black seeds, it has an intensely sweet taste. Ripe pitahaya can be peeled without problem. If it is cut on the flower side, the Fat 0.21 g Thiamin 0.28 mg peel can then be pulled back, after which it can be cut into slices. Avoid chewingGrowing Region the seeds when eating it. It can be eaten fresh, on its own or in salads, desserts,Pitahaya grows in the Andean region at heights of Fibre 0.70 g Riboflavin 0.043 mg or as syrup. It can be prepared in juices or cocktails, or be used in ice cream,between 1.300 and 1.700 meters above sea level, sweets, jams, jellies and soft drinks.where the temperature ranges from 20°C to 28°C Calcium 6.30 mg Niacin 1.297 mgand the minimum rainfall figure is 100 mm./ year. Phosphorous 30.2 mg Ash 0.28 g Exotic Fruit Salad A mixture of exotic fruits chopped into small squares, such as mango, banana,Harvest strawberry, Hawaiian papaya, melon, pitahaya, and uchuvas ( Capa Gooseber-Produces fruit all year, but especially in April, June, Ascorbic 8.00 mg Acid ries), to which water melon juice is added.July, August, September, October and November.
How to Choose and Keep Physalis The fruit should be ripe when eaten. It is kept better in its outer skin. Nutritive Properties Physalis purifies the blood, rebuilds and strengthens thePhysalis optic nerve, cleans cataracts, and relieves throat problems. It is noted for being an excellent source of provitamin A and Family: Solanaceae vitamin C, and certain vitamin B complexes. It has a highOrigin and Growing Regions Scientific Name: Physalis peruviana protein and phosphorous content. Because of its diureticFruit originally from America. In Colombia, it is properties, it is recommended for people with prostategrown in Cundinamarca and Boyacá provinces, and problems, and it is also used as a natural tranquilizer.on the Bogota grasslands.CharacteristicsBush with drooping branches which generally grows Composition into a height of one meter. Its yellow flowers are 100g. of pulpbell-shaped, and are thus easily pollinated. The fruit, Moisture 78.9 g. Iron 1.23 mgwhich has a diameter of between 1.25 and 2centimeters, is round, yellow and sweet. Its internal Protein 0.054 g. Carotene 1.613 mg USE This fruit can be eaten fresh, either on is own or in salads, syrup or desserts,structure is similar to that of a miniature tomato. and with other sweet fruit. One important use today is for therapeutic purposes. Fat 0.16 g. Thiamin 0.28 mg In certain countries like Colombia, it is processed to make products such asGrowing Region yoghurt, jam, ice cream, preserves and liqueurs. The physalis is used frequentlyPhysalis grows in the Andean region at heights of Fibre 4.9 g. Riboflavin 0.032 mg to decorate pies and cakes.between 2.200 and 2.700 meters above sea level,and it needs temperature of between 14°C and Calcium 8.0 mg Niacin 1.73 mg Physalis and Chocolate Symphony20°C and a rainfall figure of at least 1.000 mm. / Internationally-recommended fruit used widely in modern patisserie and asyear. Phosphorous 55.3 mg Ash 1.01 g novelty in gastronomic dishes. It has numerous uses, in sauces, jams and dried fruits, or as fresh fruit accompanied by a coating of chocolate or chocolateHarvest Ascorbic Acid 43.0 mg sauce, supported by its own wrapping. It is recommended for serving withThroughout the year. sweet or dark chocolate as part of an important dinner.