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LULO

Solanum quitoense

Orange on the outside and green on the inside, this tomato shaped fruit is native to the Andes mountains in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. This citrusy delicacy is often used in juices, jams, preserves, candies, and desserts.

Nutritional information
1 serving per container
Slice size 100g
Amount per serving
Calories
25
% daily value*
Total fat 0g
0%
Saturated fat 0 g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0 mg
0%
Sodium 0 mg
0%
Total carbohydrates 6 g
2%
Dietary fiber 1 g
4%
Total sugars 4 g
Includes g of Added Sugars 0 %
0%
Protein 1 g

Calcium 0mg
0%
Iron 2 mg
12%
It is not a significant source of vitamin D or potassium.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much of a nutrient is in a serving of
food contributes to the daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.

Source https://ndb.nal.usda.gov / January 2015

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HOW TO STORE

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RESEARCH AREAS

Research into the health benefits of this fruit is currently being carried out in the following areas:

Heart health
Cancer prevention and treatment
Healthy skin, nails, and hair

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LULO IS…

UNA BUENA FUENTE NATURAL DE VITAMINA A

One serving of lulo (1/2 a cup) provides 18% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K. Although sometimes referred to as the “forgotten vitamin”, this vitamin is essential for blood clotting, preventing osteoporosis, and hardening of the arteries.

A GOOD SOURCE OF PRO VITAMIN A

Half a cup of lulo provides 12% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A. Besides helping you see in the dark, vitamin A stimulates the production of white blood cells, supports bone density, and regulates cell growth.

A NATURAL SOURCE OF POTASSIUM

Half a cup of lulo provides 6% of the recommended daily intake of potassium. Potassium is essential for nerve and muscle activity, it also helps waste move out of the cells and lets nutrients in. A diet rich in potassium helps lower blood pressure and may offset some of sodium’s negative effects.

A NATURAL SOURCE OF DIETARY FIBER

A serving (100 grams) of lulo provides 12% of the recommended daily intake of soluble dietary fiber. Dietary fiber helps lower bad cholesterol, improves digestion, and helps maintain bowel health. The recommended intake of fiber per day is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men.

INTERESTING INFO

Also known as naranjilla, nuqui, obando, coconilla and chipiguaba, this fruit is grown in Colombia in twenty-one regions; the biggest producers are Huila, Valle del Cauca, Tolima, Boyacá, and Nariño. During the 1960’s, Campbell’s invested millions of dollars promoting lulo juice; unfortunately it was not successful due to the high cost of the fruit. Did you know that the lulo skin is covered in small, thin thorns? This is why people who harvest lulo need to wear protective gloves. There are 4 varieties of lulo: smooth, thorny, selva and chonto morado. Lulo is a key ingredient in the Ecuadorian drink, canelazo. Some of the health benefits of lulo include promoting sleep, lowering cholesterol, relieving stress and, it even has diuretic properties.

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