11 benefits of Jabuticaba (and how to consume it)

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Jabuticaba, also known as yabuticaba, jaboticaba or guapurú, is a fruit rich in vitamin C, quercetin and tannin, compounds with antioxidant action, which fight the excess of free radicals in the body, helping to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and sagging de la piel, in addition to preventing the emergence of chronic diseases such as atherosclerosis.

Because it contains fibers, jabuticaba helps to prolong satiety, in addition to providing fewer calories, being an excellent option to include in weight loss diets. Find out about other fruits that help slimming.

The jabuticaba is a fruit that has the white shell and pulp, which can be consumed naturally or used in the preparation of jams, milkshakes, yokes, mousses or pastries. In addition, it can also be obtained in the form of a harina, being sold in stores of natural products or on the internet.

This fruit can be obtained in Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina that has the particularity that it sprouts in the plant’s stem and in its flowers.

Due to its large amount of fiber, vitamin C and antioxidant compounds, jabuticaba offers several benefits for health, including:

1. Favor weight loss

The jabuticaba provides fibers such as pectin, which is present especially in the fruit shell, which helps to prolong satiety and control the day’s sleep, facilitating weight loss.

In addition, this fruit provides few calories, so it can be included in diets to lose weight.

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2. Prevent cancer

Because it is rich in quercetin, anthocyanins and tannins, compounds with antioxidant action, jabuticaba helps to combat the excess of free radicals in the body, preventing the emergence and multiplication of cancer cells.

3. Improve bowel function

By having excellent amounts of fiber, jabuticaba helps to increase the absorption of water in the intestine, promoting the formation of the fecal cake and facilitating the elimination of the heces.

In addition, it also contains excellent amounts of magnesium, a mineral that helps to improve the natural movement of the intestine, helping to eliminate heces.

4. Assist in the treatment of depression

As it is rich in compounds with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action, such as anthocyanins and tannins, jabuticaba helps protect the cells of the central nervous system against free radicals, improving the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter responsible for regulating mood and well being, siendo An excellent option to complement the treatment of depression.

5. Help control diabetes

Jabuticaba has large amounts of fiber that help to reduce the rate of absorption of sugar in foods, favoring the balance of blood glucose levels and helping to control diabetes.

Because it is rich in compounds with antioxidant properties such as quercetin, tannins and anthocyanins, jabuticaba also helps to protect pancreas cells against free radicals, improving the functions of the hormone insulin and preventing insulin resistance and diabetes .

6. Decrease “bad” cholesterol

As it is a good source of fiber, jabuticaba helps to reduce the absorption of fat from ingested foods, promoting the reduction of LDL cholesterol levels or “bad” in the blood. This in turn prevents the emergence of diseases associated with an increase in cholesterol such as atherosclerosis, heart attacks or ACV.

7. Prevent sagging and premature aging

Jabuticaba is rich in vitamin C, tannins, anthocyanins and quercetin, compounds with potent antioxidant action that protect the skin against excess free radicals, thus preventing premature skin aging.

In addition, jabuticaba prevents skin flaccidity, as it has many amounts of fibers that help to control blood glucose levels, preventing the formation of advanced glycation products (AGE), inflammatory compounds that are produced in the skin when foods with a high glycemic index are eaten, such as white bread, ice cream or pasteles.

8. Adjust the high pressure

The jabuticaba contains large amounts of potassium, a mineral that helps to eliminate excess sodium from the body through the urine, helping to regulate high blood pressure.

Because it is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds such as tannins, anthocyanins and quercetin, jabuticaba also improves arterial health, facilitating blood circulation and preventing arterial hypertension.

9. Prevent muscle injuries

Jabuticaba helps to prevent muscle damage, as it contains large amounts of anthocyanins, vitamin C and tannins. These are compounds that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that prevent muscle damage, especially in high-performance athletes, such as soccer players or basketball players, for example.

10. Protect the liver

As it is rich in antioxidant compounds, jabuticaba helps to combat the excess of free radicals, protecting and improving the functioning of the liver.

11. Strengthen the immune system

The jabuticaba provides zinc, an essential mineral in the production of defense cells of the organism, preventing illnesses such as flu, allergies or colds.

Nutritional information for jabuticaba

The following table contains the nutritional information for 100 g of jabuticaba, which is equivalent to around 20 units:

nutritional components

100 g (20 units) of jabuticaba


58 calories


0.6 g


0.1 g


15.3 g


2.3 g


130 mg


8 mg


15 mg


18 mg

Vitamin C

16.2 mg


8.1 mg

To obtain the nutritional benefits of jabuticaba, it is important that the fruit forms part of a balanced diet and that it is associated with the practice of physical activity on a regular basis.

how to consume it

The jabuticaba can be consumed raw or used in the preparation of jaleas, yokes, mousses or pasteles. In addition, it can also be found in the form of octopus, which can be added to yogurt, smoothies, fruits, pastries or breads.

It is important to remember that the fibers and the antioxidants are mainly concentrated in the shell of jabuticaba. Therefore, it is recommended to consume the shell along with the pulp to obtain all the benefits of the fruit.

As the jabuticaba tends to lose very quickly, the best way to preserve the fruit is to leave it in the fridge and consume it within a maximum period of 10 days. Another way to prevent the jabuticaba from getting damaged is to put it in small portions in the freezer, being able to consume it within a maximum period of 3 months.

Healthy recipes with jabuticaba

The jabuticaba can be used to prepare healthy recipes such as mousses, milkshakes, yokes or marmalade.

1) Mousse from jabuticaba


  • 600 g of jabuticaba;
  • 1 cup of cold water;
  • 1 cup of boiling water;
  • 4 egg whites;
  • 1 spoon of unflavored gelatin;
  • 2/3 cup of brown or mascabado sugar.

Preparation method:

Place the jabuticabas in a pot on low heat for 5 minutes, crushing them to reveal the fruit and until it starts to release a pinkish liquid. Remove from the fire and wait for it to cool down, remove the seeds, add the sugar and liquefy them to obtain a homogeneous mixture. Reserve the mix.

Then, dissolve the gelatin in 1 cup of cold water, letting it rest for 2 minutes. Adding the water hirviendo, mixing well. Then mix the gelatine with the jabuticaba and reserve.

Beat the egg whites until reaching the point of nieve and incorporate them little by little into the jabuticaba cream. Cover the container with a lid or a plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours before serving.

two) Fresa and jabuticaba milkshake


  • 1/2 cup of milling cutters;
  • 1/2 cup of jabuticaba;
  • 1/2 cup of water;
  • 4 cubes of hielo.

Preparation method:

Mix all the ingredients in the blender, serve and have it cold.

3. Marmalade fitness from jabuticaba


  • 700g of jabuticaba;
  • 200 of water;
  • 5 tablespoons of xylitol;
  • 1 spoonful of lemon juice.

Preparation method:

Wash the jabuticabas twice and place them in a pot. Add the sweetener and the lemon juice, putting it on medium heat for 40 minutes and stirring occasionally so that it does not stick. Remove from fire when the jam has the desired consistency, remove the seeds and place it in a glass container with a lid that is resistant. high temperatures. Leave to cool and store in the refrigerator for a maximum of 30 days.

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