Aguaj (Aguaje, Aguaje, Ita, Buriti, Canangucho) grows in the humid tropics of South America, where it is so incredibly popular that there are fears for the plant population. The popularity is due to the allegedly special properties of the fruit, thanks to which the girls who use it regularly, without any effort, maintain a slim figure, in addition, it is believed that aguage is a strong aphrodisiac.
Oval fruits are covered with reddish-brownish scales, and under them are yellow flesh and one large seed. Aguaja flavor is characterized as pleasant, reminiscent of … carrots. In addition to fresh consumption, juices, jams, ice cream are made from it, and interesting wine is obtained from fermented fruits.
It contains many vitamins A, C, as well as phytohormones that mimic female hormones.