Jabuticaba

Also called “Brazilian Grape”, Jabuticaba is one of the most delicious native fruits to be found here and is surprisingly little well known outside of Brazil.
Perhaps this the case due to it being slightly difficult to eat without having to resort to spitting out the seeds!
I have four Jabuticaba trees in my garden. Two are of the pure native species that only fruit occasionally, and two of the cultivars which are smaller plants but fruit prolifically several times per year.

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It is mainly used to make a fruit juice as it does not have much pulp. It is also used to flavour pinga where it is steeped in the alcohol for six months or more, which produces a sweet fruity liqueur.
I just enjoy popping one after another into my mouth and sucking out the juice before ejecting the seed.

Delicious!!!

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