Achachas were native to the Amazon, Bolivia, and now the tropical fruit has made its way to Northern Queensland plantations.
Achachas are a bright orange, tropical fruit that have been described as ‘sweet, tangy and refreshing like a sorbet.’
Where are achachas from?
Known in its original habitat of the Amazon Basin, Bolivia as the achachairú (Garcinia humilis A-SE), the Achacha is a tropical fruit, ovoid in shape, similar in size to an egg.
What do achachas look like?
Appearance: Bright orange with a firm skin. White edible pulp surrounding a soft seed; large samples may have multiple seeds.
Are achachas nutritious?
They are rich in antioxidants, particularly Vitamin C, and other nutrients such as folate, riboflavin and potassium.
How do I use achachas?
They are eaten as a fruit. The peel is used to make a nutritious thirst quencher and hunger suppressant. They can be frozen whole, and eaten like a natural sorbet. The flesh can also be used in cocktails, fruit salads, sauces, jellies and marmalades
How do I store them?
Keep at room temperature, in a fruit bowl. It has a long shelf life of many weeks if kept at between10°C and 25°C in a closed container. If open to a current of air the skin may dry out and wrinkle after several days, but the flesh will be fine. If preferred cold, place in refrigerator only for a few hours prior to consuming.
Where can I buy?
Although we cannot guarantee these retailers will always have achachas in stock, here is where they have been commonly sold:
- Clayfield Fresh Markets
- All About Fruit New Farm
- J J’s Fruit Market – Greenslopes
- Rock n Roll Bakery – Camp Hill
- The Collective Markets South Bank
- Coles West End
- Coles Corina
- Coles Inala
- Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
- Discount Fruit Barn – Strathpine
- Woolworths Warner
- Westfield North Lakes
Look out for achachas in your local grocer or supermarket.