Discover the Tropics on your Breakfast Bread
Tropical Fruit Spreads
The Fruit Horizon Tropical Fruit Spreads are made in Colombia from the freshest tropical fruits we can find. Thanks to the Andes mountains, Colombia has all climate zones from the caribean sea over the Andes at 5.000+ masl. to the tropical Amazonas Rainforest.
We chose the most flavourful fruits for your tropical experience at your daily breakfast!
GUAVA / GUAYABA
Taste: Guava taste is unique! Some describe it as a valvour hybride of strawberry and pear.
Definitely universally pleasant!
Guavas are 4 to 12cm big fruits grown in subtropical regions. They have a pronaunced fragrance similar to lemon but less intense. Because of its naturally high Pectine content, Guava is used in many countries to make candys, in Colombia e.g. Bocadillo. The fresh Guava fruit is known ot be rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C and has moderate content of folic acid.
Taste: Lulo taste goes into the direction of rhubarb combined with lime as a sweet-soure experience. Sometimes described with notes of strawberry, pineapple and banana. A complex taste to try!
Lulo grows in the mountain regions of an altitude of 1.000 to 1.200 masl. The fruit is about 6cm in diameter, organge-yellow with a shiny tomato-like surface, but hary. The fruit is difficult to transport due to its quick overripen after harvesting. Therefore it is difficult to get outside of producing countries.
Taste: Feijoa is described as a cross between starfruit, pear, pineapple and guava.
Feijoa is matures in autumn with a green skin. The fruits body is oval with about the size of an chicken egg. The inside flesh is part clear reminds of gelatinous seed pulp and part slightly grittish flesh. The fruit is mostly eaten raw or as desserts like sorbet, sometimes even part of salads due to its fragile and elegant flavours.
Taste: Guanabana tastes a bit like banana but with an interesting citric twist and a creamy mouthfeel. Maybe sugar apple helps as a description, eventhough it smells a tiny bit like pineapple.
Guanabana has become increasingly popular, becasue of the amazing flavour and the big size of its fruit body. It is grown in warm an humid climate, like all coast regions of Colombia. It is a prickly grean fruit which can reach weights of nearly 7kg. There are controverse discussions about its healing power, however we prefer to stick to the information we can confirm: It tastes amazing!
Taste: Tree Tomato is a sweet-acidic combinatoon of actual tomato and honey-melon (Cantaloupe-Melon). Perceptions are different so give it a try.
Tree tomatos are 4 to 10cm long fruits looking like tomatoes but growing on trees. Its juice is a popular baverage in Colombia in milk or water. The acidity adds refreshing powers while the sweetness adds a nice mouth feel. It is a very versatile fruit in the kitchen, from cocktails to desserts - while you will try to avoid the skin because of its bitterness.
Taste: Pineapple, I guess you all know the intense taste of pineapple. Sweet and acid - a representative of true tropical feelings for most Europeans.
In Colombia pineapple is a not too common crop, which shares its growing grounds in a rythem of 2-3 years with other fruits like papaya and yuca (tuber). Colombia makes it barely into the worlds top 10 pineapple producers. In European supermarkets you most likely find pineapples from Costa Rica, the worlds biggest producer. Colombia is 22 times bigger than Costa Rica and produces only about 1/3 of the pineapple production in Costa Rica. You can see, the Colombian pineapple fields are in comparison rather small, which probably makes them even more delicious!
Taste: The delicious sweet mango flavour with fibrous to almost buttery mouthfeel. We all know it!
For many mango is their first choice of edible stone fruit. Mango trees grow up to 30-40m high with a crown radius of 10 to 15m. That can be an impressive fruit tree, particular when you consider the fruit sizes reching from 140g to 2kg.
In Colombia you will find all kind of mangos in different preparations. A very common snack is called "Mango Biche". A green, barely ripen mango, therefore on the acide side of flavours topped off with a decent amount of salt. Particularly delicious and refreshing if you are moving around in hot areas.
Taste: Tamarind is described as a cross between starfruit, pear, pineapple and guava.
Tamarind is a tropical fruit which originated from certain parts in africa and has since be cultivated in other tropical regions like Caribbean-Colombia. The beanshaped pods grow on a hardwood tree reaching roughly 25m. Inside the pods is pulp and seed. Generally ment by tamarind is the pulp, however the seeds and leafs of the tree are also edible. In tradicional medicine, tamarind was given in beverage form to treat diarrhea, constipation, fever and Malaria. Let's just say, it seems to be on the healthy side of food intake.
Taste: Maracuya is well known for its full aromatic tropical taste on the sour side of experiences.
Maracuya, also called passion fruit, has become more common in recent years due to its desirable tropical flavours and increasing use in high end kitchens particularly for desserts, ice creams and sorbets.
The all time green "vines" (bushes) produce all year around, once they reached their fruiting stage at about 6 to 7 month after planting. It can grow several meters high - only if they find enough support to attach to. The maracuya vine only lasts for 2 to 3 years.