You might have noticed that we have been doing a lot of profiles about the stall at the market lately. We thought we would take the same approach with one of our favourite fruit that’s in season at the moment; feijoas!
Feijoa facts :
Feijoas are also known as pineapple guavas
They are originally from subtropical and tropical highlands of several south American countries such as Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay
It takes a feijoa tree 3-5 years to mature enough to produce fruit
Feijoas are in season from March to June in NZ, and peak in May
Feijoas have cancer-fighting properties. Feijoas contain saponins which are thought to have anticancer agents.
They are high in vitamin c, k and dietary fibres
Ripe feijoas have a slightly soft feel, similar to a banana.
Tips for growing a feijoa tree:
Most people enjoy feijoas straight off the tree but they are other ways to eat this delicious fruit. Here are a few great recipes:
Make sure you make the most of the feijoa season, because it will be over before you know it!