Rain forest plum is relatively a less common fruits compared to other species of Eugenia. It is believed to be a native of coastal Atlantic forests of Brazil. It bears small dark purple fruits with a mildly sweet and firm pulp. A shrubby tree growing to 10-12ft. It blooms at least 4 to 6 times a year. There are both purple and red fruited forms.
The fruit may be eaten fresh or made into jam. They are rich in vitamin E, have more lutein than an avocado (for eye health), as well as contain zinc, folate, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. In the folk medicine of the region of Sergipe, the infusion of leaves has been used for the treatment of pain and fever.
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