Psidium araca Raddi

Fruit harvested during spring and summer in Brazil, it is typical of the Atlantic rainforest running from the Northeast to the South of the country. It is reminiscent of guava, with a juicy and whitish pulp, but has a more acidic flavor. It is very high in vitamin C, and can be eaten raw or used to prepare juices, ice creams, preserves, compotes, liqueurs and jams. Because it is a small tree, adaptable to different types of climate and soil, it is suitable for cultivation in home gardens and for recovering degraded areas, as the red or sometimes yellow skin of the fruit attracts several bird species which, in charge, spread the seeds.