The loquat originated in China. Over a thousand years ago, it was taken by Chinese immigrants to Japan, who became the biggest producer of loquat. In Chinese medicine, loquat has therapeutic use. The loquat is used in the treatment of various health problems because it is rich in insoluble dietary fiber and because it contains pectin, which reduces blood cholesterol levels 💪
Loquats are oval fruits, with a velvety and soft orange-colored peel. The loquat pulp is juicy and can be sweet or sour – the more ripe, the sweeter. Very easy to peel, loquats have a thin skin that can be easily pulled out when the fruit is ripe.
Did you know that in Oporto,loquat is actualy called magnorium? Loquat or magnorium, call it what you want. What we know is: they are THE.BEST.! Loquats have a very short harvest season, only from April to May. But believe me they are worth all 305 days because they are … YUMY! 😍
Besides being super tasty and delicious the loquat have many healt benefits: rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. In addition, the loquat is a fruit low in calories and full of flavor! Due to their flavor and texture, loquats are widely used to make sweets such as: loquat cake, pudding or loquat pie or even loquat jam or liquor.. UHMMM so good!🤤 The loquats can also be mixed with other fruits, in a fruit salad, for example, or to make delicious loquat juices (we appeal to patience to remove all the lumps from the loquats 😅).
Our loquats are bio and Portuguese! It is at Horta do Adão, in Loures that Sr.Carlos plants and harvest them with all the love and care he has for organic and sustainable agriculture 🧑🌾 Keep your loquats between 6 to 9 days at room temperature and at least 15 days without refrigeration! 🌡
Buy this and other seasonal, organic and local fruits at our online grocery store and receive them at home in 24 hours 🚀