Legendary Colombian fruit prized for its tonic, cure-all, and
Species: B. patinoi Cuatrecasas, new: Alibertia
Borojo is found in the rain forests of the Pacific coast of
Colombia, Ecuador and Panama
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Endemically a wild plant native to the west and south basins of the Amazon
river, in the zone shared by Peru, Brazil and Bolivia. Borojo is dioecious
(separate male and female plants). Male Borojo plants have clusters of fragrant white flowers.
Females have a single white flower at the tips of branches. Only the
female plants produce fruits.
Borojo fruit is edible, 7 to 12
centimeters in diameter, and green. The pulp is brown,
acid, and very dense (consisting mostly of fructose and glucose).
The Borojo fruit has around 90 to 600 seeds, and it is considered ripe when
it falls to the ground.
classification places species Borojoa in the genus Alibertia. The
correct name for this species is thus Alibertia patinoi.
Borojo is found in the rain forests of the Pacific coast of Colombia,
Ecuador and Panama, where it grows in the shade of other trees.
(Mabberley, D.J. 1990. The Plant Book.)
Borojo is a highly energetic and nutritious fruit. The ripe Borojo fruit
has exceptional properties for the food and health market.
Borojo is used for consumption under the following forms: juice, jelly,
sauce, as a mixer of alcoholic beverages, ice cream, capsules,
nutraceuticals, and extracts.
The Borojo fruit is famous in Colombia and Panama, because of its
reputed aphrodisiac and health properties.
It is highly energetic, with a very high protein content. It has huge
quantities of essential amino acids for the body, and its phosphorous
content is surprising (60mg/100g of pulp). Borojo has one of the highest
levels of Vitamin B (water soluble), compared to any other fruits. The
ripe Borojo fruit has exceptional properties for the food and health
market. It has demonstrated to be very good for bronchial afflictions,
sugar equilibrium in the blood and hypertension.
** The information provided above is not intended to be used as a guide
for treatment of medical conditions using plants.
Borojo is a small, evergreen tree about 2-3 meters tall.
growing conditions in Darien
jungle, where the Borojo is growing in a wild environment, are a dense
rain forest. Borojo patinoi is a tree between 10 to
20 ft in height. The fruit is large, between 7 to 12 cm in diameter,
green in color, and brown when mature.
The Borojo tree is found wild and also cultivated commercially (an
estimated 3000 ha under cultivation), and it is marketed locally in
Borojo fruit is harvested in rather
primitive conditions. This fruit tree grows in very rich soil, on river
banks in the jungle rainforest, it would be quite difficult to use other
means but the horse back to harvest this rare fruit.
The fruit cannot be harvested green. At maturity the fruit turns brown, and
falls on the ground. Only then the fruit can be harvested, and only
then, the fruit has all the lengendary properties it is known for.
The Borojo tree needs a lot of shade, and usually grows in the shade of
other trees. The female tree has a single flower, while the male tree
has multiple flowers. Only the female tree will produce fruit.
Wild plant of the south and western basin of the Amazon river, in the
zone shared among Peru, Brazil and Bolivia. Borojo patinoi is found in
the region of Collided, on the peaceful coast of Colombia. It is also
found in the Darien jungle, at the border between Panama and Colombia.
One pound of Borojo fruit is equal to the amino acid content of three
pounds of fresh meat. This is also good news for people with vegetarian
diets, to compensate the protein and amino acid levels in the body.
Analysis of the Borojo fruit has shown that it has essential components
for the human body, like: iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, vitamin
C, vitamin B and silicium.
(Information for this species
compiled and recorded by Camelia Cirnaru, NTBG Consultant.)
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