Abiú

The Abiú is the fruit from the tree known as Abieiro (Pouteria caimito), also called Abiurana, Abiurana-acariquara, Abiorama, Abio ou Auapeva. It is a tropical fruit tree located in the Amazon region and Atlantic Forest biomes. The tree will grow an average of 12 m high and can grow as high as 30 m under good conditions. The name Abiú comes from the Tupi-guarani and means “fruit with arrow”. Its fruit’s shape varies from round to oval with a point. When ripe, it has smooth bright yellow skin and will have one to four ovate seeds. It has a creamy and jelly-like texture and its taste is sweet like caramel. Sweet and pleasant, the fruit is eaten fresh and occasionally used in ice creams.