• Country Origin: Brazil
IMAGE 1- AÇAI The açaí is the fruit of the açaí palm and a typical Brazilian fruit found in the rainforests of the Amazon.The açaí is a fruit rich in protein, fiber, fat and an excellent source of vitamins: vitamin C, vitamin B1 and vitamin B2 as well as phosphorus, iron and calcium.Although it has a high fat content, are beneficial fats that help in reducing bad cholesterol and anthocyanin, purplish pigment açaí allies in the fight against free radicals that destroy healthy cells of the body. / IMAGE 2- ACEROLA Acerola is natural of West Indies, Central and South Americas. It was successfully introduced in sub-tropical areas around the world and some of the largest plantations are in Brazil.With a fantastic vitamin C content (ascorbic acid), varying from 1,500 to 4,600mg per 100g/juice, acerola has from 50 to 100 times more such vitamin than the same amount of orange or lemon juice. Among the most known, cultivated and commercialized fruits, it has the richest Vitamin C content.It also has a large content of vitamins A, B, iron, calcium and sugar. The daily consumption of 2 to 4 acerolas is enough to supply the regular needs of the human organism. / IMAGE 3- ACID LIME Most citrus fruits are from Asia where you can still find wild varieties of lemon trees. The acid lime arrived in America with the first Portuguese and Spanish conquistadors in the sixteenth century and Brazil is a major producer of Tahiti lime specialty (or acid lime), which is a hybrid fruit, resulting from the Persian lime and the Rangpur lime (horse) and being a hybrid, many do not consider the Tahiti lime a lemon, but a "acid lime".Rich in vitamin C, acid lime helps strengthen the body's defenses to prevent various diseases. / IMAGE 4- APPLE The apple tree originated in Western Asia produces apple, which is an excellent fruit to keep cholesterol at acceptable levels due to the high content of pectin, found in the skin. It also assists in the process of weight loss as pectin hinders the absorption of fats, glucose and eliminates cholesterol. The high potassium content in the apple pulp releases the excess sodium, removing excess water trapped in the body.The apple also contains vitamins B1, B2, Niacin, and minerals such as phosphorus and iron. / IMAGE 5- CASHEW / IMAGE 6- LEMON The lemon is originated in tropical Asia and was spread in Europe by the Arabs, and is now grown in tropical and temperate regions worldwide. The Sicilian lemon tree fits easily in soils located in regions of tropical and temperate climates.The rich fruit in vitamin C possess sedative, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, vermifuge, antiscorbutic, alkalizing, purgative and digestive tonic properties. / IMAGE 7- MANGO From South Asia, mango had spread to all continents and its tree is a tropical plant, which also goes fine in subtropical weather condition.It has extremely interesting nutritional characteristics compared to the other tropical fruits, besides its juicy and sweet flavor. A fresh mango contains about 15% sugar, up to 1% protein and significant quantities of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which may include vitamin A, B and C. / IMAGE 8- ORANGE Orange is rich in vitamin C, which protects and strengthens human organism to resists to infections in general, being also good for digestion, besides have considerable quantities of calcium, phosphorus and iron. Each 100g of orange supplies 42 calories.Orange develops in mild weather regions, adequate to sand or soils and around 1,200 mm annual rain. The fruit cultivated in cold weather has better color and low Ratios. In hot weather is less colored, with high Ratio. The orange trees are not demanding and usually adapt as well in sandy and clay soils. / IMAGE 9- ORANGE BYPRODUCTS / IMAGE 10- PASSION FRUIT Due to its therapeutically properties, the Passion Fruit has medicinal value: the leaves and the juice contain a substance called “passiflorina” or “maracujina”, which is a natural sedative, but causes no addiction, also the tea prepared with the leaves has diuretic effect.It has also depurative, sedative and anti-inflammatory properties, besides being rich in vitamin C, vitamins of the B complex and mineral salts, such as calcium, iron and phosphorous, as well its seeds can also be used as vermifuge. / IMAGE 11- PEACH The peach tree has Chinese origin and history reports that it has come to Brazil around 1532. Its fruit with sweet flavor and delicate aroma is an excellent source of vitamins C, A and B. It also has much potassium, sodium, phosphorus and carotenoids, providing energy and muscle strength, and activating the natural defenses to prevent skin diseases. / IMAGE 12- PEAR From Asia, probably China, the pear was brought to Europe by the Romans and later around the world by Europeans.The fruit has reasonable amounts of vitamins B1, B2, niacin or B3, all of the B complex, regulating the nervous system and digestive apparatus that strengthens the essential cardiac muscle growth, preventing hair loss and some skin problems. / IMAGE 13- PINEAPPLE Pineapple is natural of South America, most probably from Brazil, and was taken to Europe to give evidence of the exotic abundance of the lands on west of Atlantic Ocean. Easy to cultivate, the fruit cruised the seas and was quickly spread through Africa, China, Java, Thailand, India and Philippines.In Brazil, two varieties are cultivated: Perola and Smooth Cayenne. Pineapple is one of the most popular tropical fruit in the world and this success is also due to low calorie rate and richness in vitamins, such as A, B, C, mineral salts and fibers. / IMAGE 14- PINK GUAVA Pink guava is called “the super fruit” because it has high nutritional characteristics if compared to others tropical fruits, is excellent for human consumption and has a delicious flavor. The pink guava tree prefers hot weather regions, but resists to mild frosts. It’s not very demanding in relation to the soil, but has a better development in fertile, drained and deep grounds. / IMAGE 15- RED GRAPE Studies indicate that the red grape juice brings health benefits because it contains powerful antioxidants, called flavonoids, which are also attributed the good effects of wine on the heart. The flavonoids are able to prevent the oxidation of "bad cholesterol" or LDL, which leads to the formation of plaques on the walls of arteries. Moreover, the polyphenols found in the red grape peel inhibit aging and proliferation of cancer cells. / IMAGE 16- TOMATO