Eugenia pyriformis var. uvalha

Native to the Atlantic rainforest, this small fruit has always been present in the backyards and orchards of homes from Minas Gerais to Rio Grande do Sul. The orange skin surrounds an acidic pulp that not everybody consider pleasant to enjoy fresh, but which can be used in jams and preserves, and to flavor a bottle of cachaça. To take advantage of the short harvest period, in October and November, freeze the fruit to make juices and ice creams later.