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Brazilian cherry

In Portugal, pitanga (Brazilian cherry) production is common cultivation in Madeira island.

Its official address is South America, but this small fruit knows how to adapt to other latitudes. In Portugal, pitanga (Brazilian cherry) production is common cultivation in Madeira island. Fragile and quickly perishable, it is a fruit that must be consumed or transformed right after being harvested. Small in size, pitanga is rich in vitamins A and C and phosphorus, calcium, and iron. In addition to being consumed naturally, it can be transformed into juices, jams, and jellies. Its plant leaves can also be used for infusions Photo © Simon Zino

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