Cajá is known by species name Spondias mombin. The fruit grows on a tree which also produces flowers and reaches a maximum height of 20 meters. Originating from the tropical Americas, the fruit is yellow/orange and has a single large seed in the centre. There is no industrial cultivation of cajá trees, however, all fruit harvested is wild. The tree grows its first fruit after 3 years and continues to produce fruits for approximately 25 years.

Sensory Profile

Cajá Puree has a light yellow / light orange color. It has a sweet-sour flavor with notes of tropical juice. It blends well with other flavors like mango, papaya of pineapple.

Harvest Calendar

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Harvest Calendar

Caja Life Cycle

Nutritional Values (per 100g)

Energy    (46 kcal) 
Carbohydrates  11.6 g
Fat  0.2 g
Protein  0.80 g
Fiber  1.00 g
Sugar  8.74 g
Vitamin C  35.9 mg 
Thiamin  0.00 mg
Riboflavin  0.00 mg
Niacin  0.242 mg
Vitamin B-6  0.011 mg
Folate, total 
Calcium  56 mg 
Iron  0.3 mg 
Magnesium  0.1 mg
Phosphorus  67 mg 
Potassium  148.1 mg 
Sodium  7 mg 
Zinc  0.1 mg 

*Source: Calculated internally using official online databases.