per 100 grams
Carbohydrates 5.9 g
Proteins 0.4 g
Fats 0.2 g
Water 93.1 g
Sugar 3.7 grams
Fiber 1.1 grams
Trans Fats 0 ug
Ash 0.4 grams


25 Calories per 100g

If you have ever heard of a naranjilla, you might have wondered what kind of fruit it is and where it comes from. The answer is that a naranjilla is a tropical fruit native to South America which has many similarities to the tomato in both its flavor and texture.

Naranjilla's name comes from the Spanish words for "orange" (naranja) and "little" (illa). This is fitting, since the fruit resembles an orange in size and shape, with a thin greenish-yellow skin that can range from slightly bumpy to heavily-wrinkled. Inside, its white flesh is soft, juicy and tart. The flavor of the naranjilla itself is delicate and slightly sweet, although its exact taste can depend on the variety.

Most people are familiar with the naranjilla through its juice, which is a popular drink in countries like Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The juice is usually served cold and often has a range of added flavors like lime or tamarind. It is also a key ingredient in the traditional Andean cocktail known as "Ovomaltine" which consists of equal parts of naranjilla juice, lime juice, pineapple juice and banana liqueur.

Growing naranjillas is a fairly easy process as long as you remember to provide the plant with plenty of sunshine and water. The plant does best in an area that is moist and warm, with temperatures no lower than 15°C (59°F). While some varieties of the naranjilla can grow up to 2-3 metres tall, the standard type of naranjilla is low-growing and bush-like, so it's well-suited to being indoors in a pot or container.

Naranjilla plants usually start producing fruit around six months after planting, with the first harvest being ready to pick after 12 months. When the naranjilla is ripe and ready to eat, its outer skin should be soft to the touch and deep in color. Ripe naranjillas will keep in the refrigerator for between 10-14 days.

The naranjilla is an incredibly versatile fruit and can be used in many different ways. You can make tasty naranjilla jams and jellies, enjoy it with ice cream or turn it into a refreshing sorbet. It is also commonly used for making sauces that are normally served with fish, pork, beef and poultry. The juice can be added to smoothies and juices or used as the base for a delicious agua fresca (a Mexican beverage made from fruit juices, water and sugar).

In terms of health benefits, the naranjilla is packed full of nutrients and vitamins. It is high in vitamin C, calcium and iron and is a great source of antioxidants which can help improve your immune system. Furthermore, the naranjilla is low in fat and contains high amounts of dietary fiber, which can help reduce bad cholesterol levels and aid in digestion too.

Whether you choose to enjoy it as juice or enjoy it fresh and juicy, the naranjilla is definitely worth trying out. Its unique taste and texture make it incredibly versatile and versatile and it's incredibly easy to grow. So why not give this amazing South American fruit a try the next time you're at the store?