Meet cupuassu, a distant relative of cocoa and newcomer to Kerala
Cupuassu fruit is a distant relative of the cacao or cocoa tree and is widely found throughout the Amazon basin. Now, this brown-coloured fruit is slowly gaining popularity in Kerala too.
Covered with a thick and hard exocarp, Cupuassu has a sweet and sour white pulp inside which can be eaten. The pulp is rich in fatty acids and Brazilians believe it has the ability to boost immunity, though it is not proven scientifically.
The height of Cupuassu trees usually range from 16 to 49 feet.