A native Brazilian fruit, similar to a large, black grape in appearance, taste and texture. The most unusual thing about the fruit is that it grows in large clusters directly from both the branches and trunk of the tree. The fruit has thick, tough, tannic skin and juicy white flesh with one to four seeds. Eat the fruit whole—it is aromatic with a very sweet grape–like flavour—add it to fruit salads or make it into jellies and jams (if making jam, remove the skin from at least half the fruit first to reduce the tannin content). In Brazil, jaboticaba is also used for wine–making. If stored covered in the fridge, the fruit will keep for about 2 weeks.
Also known as — Brazilian tree grapes