Hailed “Nectar of the Gods,” the lulo is native to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Some varieties have 2 ft. long leaves with purple hairs and spikes. Seeing this fruit for the first time, one may have the first impression of it being a furry orange/tomato/persimmon. However, when you bite into this fruit, the juice on the inside is green! And while related to tomatoes, the lulo tastes nothing like a tomato at all. In fact, its flavor is super complex.
Some people say that the fruity notes are like a combination of a ripe kiwi, citrus, and pineapple all in one. Others compare it to the candy, Skittles! It also pairs well with fruits like pineapple, orange, and peach. For an exotic twist, it can also be used as a substitute for lime.
Lulo Aseptic Puree Specifications
Scientific name: Solanum quitoense
Otherwise known as: Naranjilla
Flavor Profile: sour, like a combination of ripe kiwi, citrus, and pineapple
Pulp Color: light green
Ingredients: Lulo puree, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
Shelf Life: 18 month from the date of manufacture as long as packaging remains unopened. Store away from sunlight and below 77° F. Once opened, they can be refrigerated for up to 10 days, or frozen for the remainder of the shelf-life.
Beverage Uses: homebrewing, microbrewing, nanobrewing, craft brewing, fruited beers, fruited sours, cocktails, juices, seltzers, ciders, kombucha, mead, tea
Food Uses: baking pastries, ice cream, gelatos, sorbets, frozen desserts, yogurt, sauces, preserves
The Fierce Fruit Advantage:
Our purees are all natural with no sugar added. They are made from non-GMO fruit, pasteurized, gluten-free, vegan, and certified Kosher. Free of common allergens such as milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and soy.
Our high-barrier aseptic packaging ensures a completely sterile, bacteria-free puree, while maintaining the natural flavor and freshness of the fruit over a long shelf-life. Our purees are fresh (not frozen) and ready to use.
Shipping: Ships in 1 to 3 business days.