CAJA IS A CAROTENOID POWERHOUSE

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**This article was written by Tulsa Natural Doctor and Tulsa Herbal Expert, Tulsa Chad Edwards Doctor. This article was written on DECEMBER 24, 2009

Caja is a small elliptical Brazilian fruit about 2 inches in length and resembles a very small mango. The pulp is juicy and sweetly acidic with a very pleasant aroma and flavor. The orange colored pulp tastes a bit like citrus with hints of mango, passion fruit, peach, and sometimes a touch of strawberry.

It contains high levels of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and is rich in vitamins B and C, but what is most impressive is the carotenoid content. Caja fruit may be used to produce juice, smoothies, jams, ice cream and yogurt.

100 grams of caja puree contains:

  • Calories (Kcal) – 36
  • Carbohydrates (g) – 6.67
  • Protein (g) – 0.58
  • Total Fats (g) – 0.60
  • Saturated Fats (g) – 0
  • Cholesterol (mg) – 0
  • Fiber (g) – 1.64
  • Calcium – 8.6mg
  • Iron – 1.1mg
  • Sodium – 1.85mg
  • Magnesium – 9.59mg
  • Potassium – 54.6mg
  • Vitamin C – 13.94mg
  • Cinzas – 0.48g