Cajá

Cajá is a very popular fruit in the Amazon and Atlantic Forest. Cajá is the fruit of the Cajazeiro tree (Spondias mombin). It is also called Ambaló, Ambaró, Cajá-mirim, Cajazinha, Tapareba, Taperebá, Taperibá or Tapiriba. Its roots, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds have many medicinal uses. Rich in phosphorus, vitamin C and calcium, is a fruit of colour, flavour and pleasant aroma. The pulp is used in the preparation of juices, ice cream, liqueurs and sweets.