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Peanut butter fruit

Introduction of Peanut butter fruit

            Scientific name - Bunchosia argentea

The Bunchosia argentea colloquially refered to as the Peanut Butter fruit falls under the flowering plant category and belongs to acerola family. These flowering plants known to be the Malpighiaceae have its origin from the Venezuela and Colombia from the continent of South America. These plants bear fruits which are small in their size with a color varying from red to orange; the fruits flesh is thick and sticky in nature with a flavor which is similar to peanut butter and also figs which are free from moisture content. Since they have a flavor similar to peanut butter they are named so. The aroma of the fruit is also similar to none other than the peanut butter, these fruits are taken as it is, and also aids in the preparation of jellies, jams and other preserves too.

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About Fruit

The fruit has a dark orange to red color, with its size similar to an olive and has a peanut butter flavor added on to it, the Peanut butter fruit is very sweet having a texture similar to fresh fig which grows in a short statured tree. The trees generally grow up to a height of 15 feet whose leaves are evergreen and suits for ornamental purpose, the flowers are dark yellow in color and are self fertile in nature, these flowers are found along with the fruits for the entire season, They are domesticated in sunny spots, these trees are suitable to adapt tropical climatic conditions. With traces of peanut butter flavor, producing dark yellow colored flowers which turns out to be an oval shaped fruit with 1 inch of diameter similar to an olive, having a flesh which is sweet, sticky and traces of peanut butter flavor added on to it.

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Nutritional Value of Peanut butter fruit

% Daily Value
Calories 480
Total Fat 10g 16%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 83g 28%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugar 72g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 2%
Calcium 25%
Vitamin C 10%
Iron 4%

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Health Benefits of Peanut butter fruit

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Eating peanut butter mainly help in reducing the problems of heart as it reduces the cholesterol levels which is the main reason behind which heart ailments don't occur. Not only it solves heart problems but also makes our nerves function effectively.

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Peanut butter fruit grows in both dry season as well in rainy season too. The minimum temperature for peanut butter fruit is 40 degrees minimum. Fertilizing the plant plays a major role. The plants are vulnerable to be caught of pests easily, so it must be viewed seriously and necessary measures must be taken.

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