Scientific Name: Physalis peruviana L.
Habitat: The Andes of Peru, sierra region (Cajamarca, Cusco, Ayacucho)
The aguaymanto is a 100% native peruvian fruit, with a bittersweet and bitter taste, with an exquisite aroma. In Peru it is already being processed to obtain products such as jam, yogurt, sweets, ice cream, canned food, drinks, liquors, shampoo and others. It also serves as a decorative element in cakes, pies and panettone, desserts, porridge, cakes, salad, etc.
Its consumption offers several health benefits, as well as: for people with diabetes, prostate problems, relieves bronchial complications, combats mental fatigue, lowers blood cholesterol, reduces menopausal symptoms.
Scientific Name: Mangifera indica, family Anarcardiaceae
Habitat: India, the coast and valleys of Peru. Tree probably originating from northwestern India and northern Burma on the slopes of the Himalayas. It is a subtropical and tropical species, being able to cultivate in some regions of Mediterranean climate.
The flesh is yellow or orange, juicy and very tasty. The envelope of the seed is thick and woody with an outer fibrous layer, which can extend into the pulp itself. The set of flavors offered by the mango pulp, along with the aromas that surround it invite you to taste it fresh, it is also great to use it in juices, pastries, ice cream etc. Characteristics of the plant and fruit: The variety is differentiated from each other by the growing area.
Properties: mango is a natural antioxidant, dietary and nutritional, purifies blood, anticancer, contains vitamin C, A, K and beta carotene, iron, calcium, potassium, iodine, zinc, magnesium, sodium and phosphorus. It also provides folic acid, a fundamental vitamin for pregnant women and reduces the risk of congenital malformations.
Scientific Name: Musa paradisiaca L. of the Musaceae family.
Habitat: The banana or banana, although it is also called guineo in Panama, El Salvador, Colombia, Puerto Rico and continental Ecuador and Cambur in Venezuela, is the fruit of several species of the genus Musa.
A banana contains 467 mg of potassium, which is important for controlling your heart rate and blood pressure. This is interesting, since the same amount of banana has a single milligram of sodium. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) in bananas gives about 28% of what is needed daily to help prevent anemia and coronary artery disease.
Fiber in abundance helps keep your digestive system regulated. Magnesium helps your bones and protects your heart. Manganese is needed to activate antioxidant enzymes. A banana provides an adequate amount of copper to maintain the production of red blood cells. B6 and folic acid. Its consumption combats different diseases such as: digestive problem, anemia and high blood pressure.
Scientific Name: Ananassa comusos L., family of bromeliases.
Habitat: Tropical America.
Properties: Pineapple is digestive, purifying, laxative, contains, iodine, copper, manganese and is rich in vitamin A, B1, B2, C, bromelain enzyme that is responsible for metabolizing food and water content is high. Highlights its contribution of carbohydrates and bromelain, an enzyme that helps the digestion of proteins. Despite its sweet taste, its caloric value is moderate. Regarding other nutrients, its potassium, iodine and vitamin C content stands out.
Potassium is a necessary mineral for the transmission and generation of the nervous impulse and for normal muscular activity, it intervenes in the water balance inside and outside the cell . Iodine is essential for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland, which regulates metabolism.