The Aguaymanto is a shrub, native of the Peruvian Andes, known like fruit tree of aguaymantodesde the time of the Incas. It was one of the favorite plants of the garden of the nobles and particularly cultivated in the sacred valley of the Incas.
This fruit was made known from the eighteenth century, and remained as an exquisite in exclusive products stores.
Its fruits are succulent and golden spheres, protected by an inedible peel of a paper-like texture, of small size and pleasant taste, which give this fruit a very appealing appearance in the market, as well as its exquisite aroma, Con A peculiar bittersweet taste and bitter taste. This rustic and native Peruvian fruit is an important part of the diet of the rural sector where it grows and spreads wildly, especially in the hot and dry areas near the Andes.
However, lately the local, national and foreign demand for this fruit is in a growing state, both in fresh fruits and processed products.
Properties of aguaymanto
Aguaymanto is an excellent source of provitamin A. vitamin C and also of the vitamin B complex (thiamine, niacin and vitamin B12).
It is a natural energy food, great for children, athletes and students. In its composition shows high registers of protein and phosphorus, primordial for the growth, development and correct functioning of the different human organs.
The aguay mantle can be consumed fresh, alone or in salads, there you can taste its sweet and sour taste.
In the case of Colombia and Peru, due to the export of food, aguaymanto is processed in the form of jams, yogurts, sweets, ice creams, canned preserves, cakes, cakes and liqueurs.
In addition, in baking, in the preparation of foods and drinks, they are often used as a decorative element, as are cherries.
In this way it takes advantage of most of its characteristics that make it a special fruit of America for the world.
Benefits of aguaymanto
It presents innumerable benefits for the therapeutic industry, since it contributes to purify the blood, to tone the optical nerve and to relieve oropharyngeal affections.
Its use is recommended for people with diabetes of all kinds.
Thanks to its diuretic attributes, it is of prime importance in the treatment of people with prostate problems; It is also used as a natural tranquilizer because of its flavonoid content.
Another of its applications is also good for the control of amoebiasis.
It also helps prevent cancer of the stomach, colon and intestines.
Other benefits include relieving bronchial complications, combating mental fatigue, lowering blood cholesterol levels, promoting healing of wounds, reducing the symptoms of menopause, and so on.