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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2013, 09:46:51 PM »
Saff I was given the Lorenzi book and sought other interesting species as well as others. Suddenly I have about 50 species new to me in pots as seeds and emerging seedlings and some in good numbers. They include Annonas, Pouterias,Eugenias,jaboticabas,Garcinias and about a dozen other genera. I just received camu camu but M.tenella is the missing one.
I don't have room.

nice work Mike...you have all the best families.

btw..there's supposed to be a true M tenella, that makes excellent tasting, but small fruits

 and another tenella that's inferior.

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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #51 on: August 13, 2013, 02:15:23 AM »
the breadfruit too i think

Fat content in breadfruit is very low. It's a fruit mostly high in carbohydrates.
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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #52 on: August 13, 2013, 07:16:23 AM »
what about Chrysobalanus icaco ??
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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #53 on: August 13, 2013, 05:12:04 PM »
what about Chrysobalanus icaco ??

I think only the seed, which is quite tasty, contains oil.
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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #54 on: June 28, 2014, 12:41:17 PM »
Elaeocarpus, a tropical edible and ornamental genus, has it's own selection of oil-rich fruits, with one fruit being the Himalayan olive (elaeocarpus lanceifolius). Looking like an apple-sized green olive (tasting like one as well), and having a texture reminiscent to an avocado, these can be dried, pickled, and eaten fresh. I recently planted two pits, which look like three-lobed walnut.
Hi has anyone tried this Elaeocarpus sp the  Himalayan olive?  We also have a few trees. Very vigorous grower.
How about copal tree or stinking toe tree. hymenea couribral. 
Oeneocarpus bataua palm  the protein value of pulp is similar is comparable to animal protein , and much better than that of grains or legumes... Says one book. ..I tried to grow here..no luck so far.

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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #55 on: June 29, 2014, 12:28:25 AM »
Marang has a little bit of oil but not much, just the right amount  :)

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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #56 on: October 31, 2014, 02:46:03 PM »
Any updates/recommendations on your fatty fruit search?
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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #57 on: November 02, 2014, 03:19:46 PM »
Any updates/recommendations on your fatty fruit search?

Sorry no new news!  :-[

Bactris setosa fruited! I wonder if anyone had seeds germinate yet?

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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #58 on: November 02, 2014, 04:52:23 PM »
Akee  has probably  been mentioned. If I had the room I would plant two of them. I have peeled and cooked them a few times when a friend had an akee tree. Never had a problem with  the harmful stuff in it

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20121009/lead/lead92.html


THE BOTANICAL name of Jamaica's national fruit, the ackee is Blighia sapida.

According to Wikipedia, this scientific name honours Captain William Bligh, a famous English sailor who took the fruit from Jamaica to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England in 1793, where it was introduced to science.

It is originally from West Africa and is related to the lychee fruit.
The common name is derived from the West African name, Akye fufo.

Although very popular and widely used, many misconceptions and fictions still surround the consumption of this fruit.

ACKEE - NUTRITION FACTS

Serving size 3.5 oz. (100g canned/drained)

Calories 151

Total fat 15.2g

Saturated Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0g

Total carbohydrates 2.7g

Dietary fibre 0.8g

Protein 2.9 g

Per cent of calories from:

Fat 90.2%

Carbs 2.1%

Protein 7.7%

Also contains vitamins A, C, B2, B3, folic acid, calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc.

Source, Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute

Good or bad fat?

Ackee is a high-fat food and a common misconception about it is that ackee contains lot of cholesterol and unhealthy fats. This is absolutely erroneous.

Research from the Department of Biochemistry, University of the West Indies, Mona, found 51 to 58 per cent of the dry weight of ackee was lipid (fat), with linoleic, palmitic and stearic acids, very healthy fats, being the major fatty acids present.

According to The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), ackee is a good source of these beneficial fats and provides an excellent source of fatty acids in the traditional Jamaican diet.

I again remind readers of a basic fact: cholesterol is found only in foods of animal origin, as plants do not make this substance. There is, therefore, no cholesterol at all in ackees or, for that matter, in avocados, coconuts, peanuts or cashews.

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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #59 on: November 02, 2014, 08:38:27 PM »
Zands

I think you are first to mention akee!!!

Good call!

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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #60 on: November 02, 2014, 09:52:29 PM »
Hi Zands, good info on akee. Just a couple of little corrections. About cholesterol, no fruit or vegetable or seed contains cholesterol. Only animal products can contain cholesterol. Also i wouldn't call Bligh a simple sailor. He was the captain of a ship. Would be nice if a new version of the movie Mutiny on the Bounty ever mentioned the real reason for that voyage. Also would be nice to have a sequel with Captain Bligh going back to Jamaica and succesfully delivering the breadfruit plants and then hunting down and prosecuting the mutineers.
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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #61 on: November 02, 2014, 10:03:16 PM »
Zands

I think you are first to mention akee!!!

Good call!

Oops it was mentioned before, but thanks again for the info!

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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #62 on: April 30, 2017, 07:58:14 PM »
gustavia macarenensis, engkala, avocado, durian, olive, dabai, ackee, safou, aguaje, dacryodes rostrata, pangium edule, I think this is all I have for now. Recently searching for fatty fruits also because pleasure found in ackee, durian, gustavia, avocado etc.

Let the hunt continue!

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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #63 on: April 30, 2017, 08:39:44 PM »
I've heard cherimoya is pretty high in omega 3 fatty acids for a fruit
unless someone like you
Cares a whole awful lot
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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #64 on: April 30, 2017, 09:49:02 PM »
First time seeing this thread, great topic!

Gac is high in fat, right?

eleagnus latifolia has some decent fat content, I believe.

Purslane, the weed, is high is omega 3 fatty acid, if that counts...

also, never knew there was notable fat content in muntingia fruit, very cool:)

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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #65 on: May 01, 2017, 05:20:28 AM »
When I tryed sunsapote. The consistency was exactly as avocado fruit. Other taste though.
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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #66 on: May 01, 2017, 09:57:04 AM »
I had Uxi and didn't like it. Its like a greasy sapodilla
Attalea is good though, kind of like a mix of coconut and cheddar cheese.
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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #67 on: May 02, 2017, 03:51:00 PM »
Another consideration that the OP hinted at was the nutritional content which for fats would be essential fatty acids - Omega 3 and 6. Avocados are low in these. Olives seem to have a similar fat content with higher omega 3 and 6 content. Arguably, the omega 3 content is somewhat low but there doesn't seem to be enough academic data to understand dietary needs of either in sufficient detail.
This publication (http://scholar.google.com.mx/scholar_url?url=http://www.apjcn.org/update%255Cpdf%255C1999%255C1%255C24-31%255C24.pdf&hl=en&sa=X&scisig=AAGBfm0ftDOjrwNywOqWq9Xe7lvzIZKHyQ&nossl=1&oi=scholarr&ved=0ahUKEwi6x_7289HTAhXBv1QKHTm0BS4QgAMIGygAMAA) reports nutritional content of some Malaysian fruits.
Dubai (canarium odontophyllum -26 %), kembayau (dacryodes rostrata f. 16%), have fat content higher than avocado. Other sources claim they are high in lipids. Other fruits contain as much fat as durian - around 4%.
Another issue to consider is dry weight versus wet weight. Bananas seem high using dry weight. Very juicy fruits will show a low content when wet but a much higher content when dried. Since your body can extract the water, the dry weight may be a more useful comparison.

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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #68 on: May 02, 2017, 09:17:29 PM »
Hello,

Uxi is very tasty in the form of ice cream, creams and cooked, raw it has a strange, oily taste, it is a seed that takes more than a year to germinate.

Which Attalea did you eat fruit?

Depending on the species, the most delicious is to eat the nut that exists inside the coconuts, some types of Attalea the pulp can be used for juices and sweet, of the nuts, could take medicinal oils to make cosmetics.







I had Uxi and didn't like it. Its like a greasy sapodilla
Attalea is good though, kind of like a mix of coconut and cheddar cheese.

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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #69 on: May 03, 2017, 02:06:25 AM »
Another reference. Brazilian fruit nutritional content - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281753599_Proximate_compositions_mineral_contents_and_fatty_acid_compositions_of_native_Amazonian_fruits.
Umari poraqueiba sericea - 12 - 15% , 20% lipids. Mostly seed but has a thin, reportedly pleasant tasting mesocarp that is used like butter on cassava bread.
Uxi endopleura uchi - 19% fats, 20% lipids.
Piquia Caryocar brasiliense - 13% fat, 15% lipids. Normally pollinated by bats.

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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #70 on: May 03, 2017, 11:12:17 PM »
Not sure! Do you know the name of this one?



Hello,

Uxi is very tasty in the form of ice cream, creams and cooked, raw it has a strange, oily taste, it is a seed that takes more than a year to germinate.

Which Attalea did you eat fruit?

Depending on the species, the most delicious is to eat the nut that exists inside the coconuts, some types of Attalea the pulp can be used for juices and sweet, of the nuts, could take medicinal oils to make cosmetics.







I had Uxi and didn't like it. Its like a greasy sapodilla
Attalea is good though, kind of like a mix of coconut and cheddar cheese.

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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #71 on: November 09, 2017, 12:40:05 PM »
I also am keen on high fat fruits.  There is quite a range here on what's considered fatty.  3% fat in a Durian...is high for most fruits perhaps, but low for a fatty food.  Lots of good references here for me to read up on.  Thanks for starting this thread.

Has green plantain been mentioned?  13% fat.  Ripe might be 11%.

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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #72 on: March 05, 2019, 06:06:59 AM »
Went looking for fatty fruits, found this thread.

First post here.. hope you donít mind me reviving an old thread with some notes I took while reading this and doing some googling.

Thanks for all the posts so far, I found lots of interesting new fruits.

Lauraceae -
Persea - Avocado, Coyo
Litsea - Engkala
Beilschmiedia - Anay

Avocado
Protein 2g
Fat - 15g
Carbs - 8.6

Anay
Protein - 1.6-1.8g
Fat - 12.9-17.44g
Carbs - 3.32-3.9g

Engkala
Protein 1.4g
Fat 6.8g
Carbs 10g

Burseraceae -
Canarium - Dabai, White Olive, Pili Nut, African elemi
Dacryodes - Safou, Kembayau

Dabai
Protein 3.8g   
Fat 26.2 g
Carbs not sure

Safou
Protein 25.9g
Fat 31.9g
Carbs 17.9g

Arecaceae -

Salak and dates are low fat but a lot of palm fruits contain a lot of fat..

Coconut Flesh
Protein 3.3g
Fat - 33g
Carbs - 15g

Tucum pulp
Protein 5.9g
Fat 22g
Carbs 19.5g

Buriti pulp
Protein 3.7g
Fat 19g
Carbs 26g

Patawa pulp
Protein 4.9g
Fat 14.4g
Carbs 46g

Aguaje powder?
Protein 11g
Fat 38.6g
Carbs 46g

Peach Palm
Protein 2.6g
Fat 4.4g
Carbs 41.7g

Acai
Protein 1g
Fat 5g
Carbs 4g

Asam Paya
Protein 0.8g
Fat 3.1g
Carbs 11.8g

Other fruits with high fat content

Akee
Protein - 2.9-8.8g
Fat - 18.78g
Carbs - 9.55g

Durian
Protein 1.47 g   
Fat 5.33 g
Carbs 27.09

Olives
Protein 0.8g
Fat 10.7g
Carbs 6.3g

Umari
Protein 2.7g
Fat 21.1g
Carbs 20.1

Pequi Pulp
Protein 2.65g
Fat 10g
Carbs ?

Uxi Pulp
Protein 0.88g
Fat 14.81g
Carbs 4.35g

Panama berry
Protein 2.1g
Fat 2.3g
Carbs 17.9g

Fruits not high in fat

Shea Fruit Pulp *dry*
Protein 2.6-7g
Fat 0.7-1.7g
Carbs 29-46g

Capuacu pulp
Protein 1g
Fat - 1g
Carbs - 9g

Nance
Protein 0.66g
Fat 1.16g
Carbs 16.97g

Plantain
Protein 1.3g
Fat 0.4
Carbs 32g

Sunsapote
Protein 0.29
Fat 0.49
Carbs ?

Disclaimer - Everything was just quickly googled and not checked, all data is from random websites.. Iím sure a lot of this would be incorrect or inaccurate



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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #73 on: March 05, 2019, 05:12:19 PM »
Great summary. Very informative. Thanks for posting all the data. BTW, coyo or chucte (Persea schiedeana) has much higher oil (fat) content than avocado. Coyo is about 26% oil as i recall. Don't have data right now, but will try to post later.
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Re: A Fascination with Fatty Fruits
« Reply #74 on: March 08, 2019, 08:08:42 PM »
Coyo and Anay look like good avocado substitutes to broaden the diet!

 

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