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Carolina Gardening: Pindo palm fruit nutritional analysis

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Manning, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 17, 2007
6:49 PM

Post #3868140

Okay, now that I've made Pindo jelly, and have discovered how delicious the little orange fruits are, I'd like to find a nutritional analysis of them. Any ideas where to go for such info? I tried a search for pindo palm fruit nutritional analysis and come up with nothing.
I just realized this afternoon that the fruit I used to make my jelly two days ago was probably not ripe enough. The jelly is good, but the next batch will be better I think, because I just tasted some riper, softer fruit that fell off the tree today and it's much sweeter. So I'll try making more! I also juiced some of the fruit, after pulling the pits out of each one (easier when the fruit is softer); it makes a lovely thick orange juice. It would juice well with apples I think, or blended with banana and/or mango.
What a fun experiment!!!
Bluffton, SC
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2007
10:06 PM

Post #3868796

loquats are great too! if you let them ripen all the way. they taste very tropical once they reach their golden-orange color
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2007
9:26 PM

Post #3871989

Thea, I wonder if anyone on the Palm and Cycad forum might have this information. It must exist in some book somewhere.
Bluffton, SC
(Zone 9a)

August 24, 2007
6:32 PM

Post #3895750

That's not really a commerical product so there might not be any info. Why do you want to know? It's going to be mostly carb's.
Manning, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2007
7:52 PM

Post #3895979

Oh, just curious!! I've been munching on them, and making jelly with them, and feel a little funny not knowing ANYthing about them!

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