(Carica pentagona)

Fruit similar to cucumber, but thicker, 20 to 30 cm long. The skin is smooth and green, although it becomes yellow when ripening. The flesh is of a yellowish white colour and doesn’t have seeds.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Babaco
Spanish: Babaco
English: Babaco




Commercial: Tropical fruit
Scientific: Caricàcia

Nutritional value

23 calories per cada 100 grams

The tree it grows on and its curiosities


The main growing countries are Ecuador, Brazil , Peru, New Zealand, Italy, Israel, Greece, Spain (Málaga).

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