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Sweet and tangy Tamarillo Juice is a refreshing fruit juice that is full of vitamins and antioxidants and a lot of invigorating flavors.

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Want to have something different but healthy to drink? Give this Tamarillo Juice a shot. This fruit is loaded with antioxidants and lacks nothing when it comes to flavor.

I will not deny that these little fruits look strange at first. Their flesh is orang like a persimmon, but the soft black seeds are nested in a deep red gel, making it seem as if they are bleeding when you cut them open. Although that sounds kind of gruesome, the taste of my first tamarillo surprised me even more than its appearance.

This juice is one of my absolute favorite juices since it is juicy, sweet, and tangy with bold and complex flavor with a mix between tomato, passion fruit, and kiwi fruit. Other than the delicious taste, tamarillo also provides a great amount of dietary fiber, protein, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.

About Tamarillo

Tamarillo is a small oval-shaped fruit. It is closely related to other Solanaceae members of vegetables and fruits such as tomato, eggplant, tomatillo, groundcherry, and chili peppers.

Some of the other common names include tomato de arbol (Spanish), tomate de arvore (Brazil, Portuguese), tree tomato (English), and terong belanda (Indonesia). It is popular globally, especially in Peru, Colombia, New Zealand, Ecuador, Rwanda, Australia, and the United States.

Tamarillo is a shrub or small size tree reaching about 5-15 feet in height with hairy stems and branches. The fruit features an oval shape with smooth, shiny skin and can be of different colors depending upon the cultivar type. Their color varies from yellow and orange to red and almost purple. Red tamarillos are more sour, yellow and orange fruits are sweeter. Completely mature fruit features oval, about 4-10 cm long.

On the inside, the cut section appears similar to that of plum tomatoes. The flesh is juicy, deep, sweet yet tangy, flavorful, filled with many tiny, flat, disk-like edible seeds that are slightly larger than in tomatoes. The fruits are very high in vitamins and iron and low in calories.

tamarillo or tree tomatoes or terong belanda

Health Benefits

Tamarillo provides a great amount of dietary fiber, protein, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Tree-tomato is packed with vitamins A, C, E, and pro-vitamin A to ensure your skin stays healthy and radiant. The fruit is also very good for maintaining healthy eyesight since it is packed with vitamin A. In addition, it has a good source of B-complex vitamins such as niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin.

The fruit is low in calories and contains a high amount of fiber and high water content. That’s why eating tamarillo will keep you full for longer and great to aid weight loss. Consumed raw, the juice of tamarillo acts as a detoxifier. It also has some acidic properties which help to cut down fat.

People with diabetes will be pleased to learn that the chlorogenic acid found in tamarillos can help lower blood sugar levels in type-II diabetes. Tamarillo contains excellent antioxidants, which can reduce oxidative stress in organs such as the pancreas and the liver. Eating the pulp of tamarillo, or consuming its juice on a light stomach would ensure better results. Loaded with good sources of minerals and potassium, eating this fruit is also great for controlling heart rate as well as blood pressure.

Preparing Tamarillo

The skin is tough, bitter, and very sour. The fruit is eaten by scooping the flesh from a halved fruit. When lightly sugared and chilled, the flesh is used for a breakfast dish. Some people in New Zealand cut the fruit in half, scoop out the pulpy flesh, and spread it on toast at breakfast. 

tamarillo juice
tamarillo juice

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Tamarillo Juice

Sweet and tangy Tamarillo Juice is a refreshing fruit juice that is full of vitamins and antioxidants and a lot of invigorating flavors.
Author: Jaja Bakes
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Indonesian
Servings: 3
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Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 17.5 oz (500 gr) tamarillo
  • 2 cups (500 ml) water
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Cut tamarillo into two with a knife. Scoop the flesh with a spoon into a blender.
  • Add water and sugar to the blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture to remove the seeds.
  • Serve with ice if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Fat: 0.03g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 0.2mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.003mg
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