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Continental Drifter

Continental Drifter is the Alan Skyrme Photography blog first established in 2004 under the banner Continental Drift. In it we publish snippets about nutrition, information about fruit and food, articles about travel experiences, travel reviews and other related notes.

Shoot Froot - Cupuaçu


Name:                   Cupuaçu

Scientific name:  Theobroma grandiflorum

Other names:      cupuassu, cupuazú, cupu assu, and copoasu



Tropical rainforest tree related to cacao. Common throughout the Amazon region with largest production in the Brazilian state of Para.

Its fruit are oval and about 20 cms long. There is a smaller species of the plant called cupuí.

Inthe indigenous guarani language the suffix -açu implies big while the suffix -í implies small.


Nutritional Benefits:

Cupuaçu is a good source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It is a rich source of antioxidants.


vitamins A, C, B1, B2, and B3




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Health benefits:

Antioxidant benefits, immune system booster, skin rejuvenation, helps in curing diabetes and coronary heart disease.


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NB: While Alan Skyrme has a number of diplomas in Nutrition it is strongly recommended that the latest available analyses of the nutritional contents and benefits are obtained from appropriate sources. Those provided here are indicative only and may be incomplete.