Recipe for "Jugo de Cas"

Posted by Gran Pacifica on Jan 24, 2014 4:48:05 PM

One of the things I love most about living in Nicaragua is that I discovered a new fruit this week. It is called "cas" in Spanish, the latin name is psidium friedrichsthalianum and is known as "sour guava" in English. It looks like a small green guava.

My good friends from Selva Negra sent me a basket and I had to find something to do with them. After some investigation I found that they can be made into a delicious healthy juice. I whipped up a pitcher and boy was it refreshing! Cas is in season December to February as well as July until August.

It is rich in fiber, has 4 times the vitamin C of oranges and is full of antioxidants.

Recipe for "Jugo de Cas"

5 cas
Organic cane Sugar
Wash and peel 5 cas
Blend on low speed until the fruit is a paste
Mix in 7 cups of water
Strain the pulp
Add sugar to taste

Chill and enjoy!!

By Carol Cobb
Gran Pacifica

Written by Gran Pacifica

Gran Pacifica is a master planned community of over 2500 acres and 3.5 miles of Pacific coast line an hour west of Managua in Nicaragua. The company focuses on providing their international and domestic clientele with communities that feature first-rate amenities and infrastructure including underground utilities, paved streets and sidewalks. Gran Pacifica's primary demographic is North American Retirees and vacation homes in Nicaragua owners who enjoy living in a robust beach and golf community.

Topics: Living In Nicaragua