It's a fact - most kids and adults don't eat enough fruit
If you're bored with the same old fruits, be one of the first to try the new Queensland fresh Achacha! With their existing, tangy and refreshing zesty taste, Achacha may just be the fruit to boost your daily intake.
Like all fruits, Achachas are a rich source of essential nutrients like potassium and vitamin C, but they're also one of the highest fruit sources of folate. Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron from food and is a potent antioxidant that protects cells from free radicals. Folate is essential for healthy blood and cells, and is particularly important in pregnant women for the health of the growing baby (particularly in the first few months). Achachas are also lighter in sugar than many other fruits while still having a subtle sweet taste.
Achacha for vitality
Fruits are renowned for their rich antioxidant content, particularly berries and tropical fruits like Achacha, and this along with their unique nutrient composition makes them one of nature's true super foods!
Looking to maintain a healthy shape?
Fruits in the Garcinia genus like Achacha contain a natural substance hydroxycitrate, in their skins. Studies have shown hydroxycitrate has unique properties that may help people who are looking to maintain a healthy body weight, when included as a part of a kilojoule-controlled eating plan. Just wash and remove the skin, blend it, add water and leave it to brew overnight for a refreshing drink (for further recipe details, please click here).
Achachas for all tastes and life stages
- Refreshing zesty flavour appeals to all people, young and old
- Great source of natural energy
- The perfect take-anywhere snack food
- Light on kilojoules and sugar but big on taste
- Help reach your 2+ serves of fruit a day
- Delicious sweet treat to beat sugar cravings or 3 o'clock energy slumps
- Perfect for blending into icy fruit frappes or cocktails this Summer
- Versatile to eat - peel it straight out of the skin, or freeze, juice, blend or use as an ingredient in salsas, salads, desserts and sauces
- Blend the skin with water and ice for a refreshing and nutritious drink
- Freeze to keep through winter or use as a frozen natural sorbet treat.
Achacha serving suggestions
- Add slices of Achachas to your fruit salads for extra tang
- Add slices of Achacha to baby lettuce leaves and servce with toasted almonds or pine nuts for an original salad
- Freeze Achachas for an afternoon natural sorbet treat for the kids
- Pop frozen peeled Achachas in glasses of bubbly.
Prepared by Food & Nutrition Australia based on analysis carried out by University of NSW.