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Jatoba Fruit

Introduction of Jatoba Fruit


            Scientific name - Hymenaea courbaril


Jatoba is endemic to the Caribbean, Central, and South America. The tree’s wood is used for manufacturing quality furniture and decorative items. Jatoba is otherwise popularly known as Brazilian cherry or South American cherry. The tree actually does not bear a cherry but its legume belongs to Fabaceae family.


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About Fruit


The edible pulp which appears like a soluble fiber is present inside the tough shell that is capable of getting readily dissolved in water/milk. On consuming raw fruit it may tend to stick in the mouth and some people add sugar to get more enhanced sweet flavor. The fruit contains high source of starch and proteins.



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Nutritional Value of Jatoba Fruit


Calories 309
H2O 14.6 g
Protein 5.9 g
Fat 2.2 g
Total Carbohydrate 75.3 g
Fiber 13.4 g
Ash 2.0 g
Ca 28 mg
P 143 mg
Fe 3.2 mg
Thiamine 0.23 mg
Riboflavin 0.14 mg
Niacin 4.1 mg
Ascorbic acid 11 mg

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Herbal Medicine Uses


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arrow The fruit is majorly used for treating mouth ulcers and diabetes. It also helps in aiding respiratory ailments such as asthma, laryngitis, and bronchitis. Jatoba is considered as a medicine meant for healing hemorrhages, bursitis, bladder infections, arthritis, prostatitis, yeast and fungal infections.


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Culture of Jatoba Fruit


The tree grows well under a full sun or a partial shade in the moist soil and humid atmosphere. The species has to be planted in frost free locations.

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