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Bolwarra fruit

Introduction of Bolwarra fruit

            Scientific name - Eupomatia laurina

The Bolwarra has an internal appearance similar to that of the Guava fruit. The urn shaped fruits bear a green color on the external side and measures about 15 to 20mm in diameter. Once they ripen, the color turns yellow revealing a pale colored jelly like flesh on the inside. The seeds are spread across the flesh giving it that guava like appearance.


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Nutritional Value of Bolwarra fruit

Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 97 Kcal 5%
Carbohydrates 23.38 g 18%
Protein 2.20 g 4%
Total Fat 0.70 g 3%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 10.40 g 27%
Folates 14 g 3%
Niacin 1.500 mg 9%
Pyridoxine 0.100 mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.130 mg 10%
Thiamin 0.00 mg 0%
Vitamin A 1274 IU 43%
Vitamin C 30 mg 50%
Vitamin E 0.02 g <1%
Vitamin K 0.7 mg 0.5%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Potassium 348 mg 7%

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Uses of Bolwarra fruit


This fruit is mostly used in cooking as a spice. Other uses in the kitchen include jams, jellies, beverages and deserts. Regeneration using cutting is not recommended. Fresh seeds if planted germinate within three weeks and take about five weeks to fully germinate and complete the process.

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