Lulo is also known as ‘Naranjilla’ or ‘little orange’ and growns on a bush. Lulo is native to the Andes mountains in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The fruit has a leather like orange skin covered with a hairy fuzz. The inside looks like green tomato. The flesh has a pineapple-and-lemon taste and contains small, white edible seeds.
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The fruit has a leather like orange skin covered with a hairy fuzz. The inside looks like green tomato.View Lulo
Cut the fruit vertically into two halves. From here scoop out the two white fleshy halves with a tablespoon. The skin is not eaten. Lulo can also be cooked.Consumption
Lulo can be eaten raw or cooked and is commonly eaten out-of-hand. They are also used as an ingredient in pies, jam, jelly, syrup and ice-cream and are excellent when used to make juices and fruit wine.When to eat
Ripe lulos have an orange skin. Green lulos can be ripened at room temperature. Lulo’s which are ripe should be kept in the refrigerator.
Did you know?
- In Colombia, Lulo is regarded as a “royal fruit” due to its extraordinary taste.
- The juice of the lulo is considered a delicacy in South America.