Scientific name: Solanum betaceum
Origin: S Tropical America
Medicinal use: The pulp is juicy, slightly acidic, orange to red in color, with numerous seeds. It can be used as a fruit would be used for preparing salads, sweets and preserves. They provide iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamins A, C and E. It can be used cooked or not. Chili sauce is usually made in the same way with this fruit. In Colombia, the fruit is prepared in juice or sorbet.
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