Guariroba’s health benefits

The guariroba is a typical Brazilian fruit, as its own name suggests. Although some people do not know it, this fruit comes from a palm tree from which a flower is born that gives rise to the fruit.

The guariroba palm can reach up to 20 meters in height and, during the spring and autumn seasons, it gives rise to flowers from which the fruits will later emerge. Guariroba has a hard, green skin with yellow nuances.

Its pulp involves its seed, which is considered a type of oilseed and can also be consumed as food. Do you want to know more about this fruit and its benefits for our health? So please read the following information carefully.


As we have said before, guariroba is a fruit originally from Brazil. Its cultivation takes place mainly in the cerrado, in the central west region of the country.

According to some studies, it is precisely where the fruit is grown that makes its properties so beneficial to our health. This is because, due to being a drier climate, the guariroba is forced to develop in more “extreme” conditions, thus improving the development of its compounds.

In addition to the name guariroba, the fruit may be known in some other regions as gueroba, gueiroba, gairoba, coco amargoso, catolé, pati amargoso or coco babão.


Guariroba is considered a very versatile and complete fruit, not only for the possibility of consuming all of its parts, including its own stone, but also for the nutrients that make it up. Check out the vitamins and minerals present in the fruit below:

  • Rich in vitamin C;
  • Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B11 and B12;
  • Niacin;
  • Carbohydrates.

Because it has almost all the B complex vitamins in its composition, guariroba proves to be an essential food and with several beneficial functions for your body, as you can see below.


Guariroba has a high concentration of essential vitamins for the proper functioning of our body, for this reason its consumption can bring enormous benefits, without the need for major changes in your diet, as you will see in the following items.

  1. Powerful pain reliever for toothache

As it is a natural and complete food, guariroba can efficiently help in the treatment of toothaches. But beware, we recommend that, whenever you feel something wrong with your oral health, seek help from a professional.

  • Aids in weight loss

Because it has some types of specific proteins, this fruit can be considered a strong ally in the healthy weight loss process. This is because it is able to help reduce body weight, in addition to enhancing the development of structures such as bones, muscles, tendons and joint ligaments.

  • Helps control cholesterol

The tea from the palm leaves that gives rise to guariroba is known as an efficient natural remedy for the control and reduction of cholesterol levels in our body.

  • Helps prevent intestinal problems and infections

Both the leaves and the skin of this fruit can be very effective in treating various disorders due to its astringent action. Through them, intestinal problems such as constipation and diarrhea can be treated, in addition to helping in the treatment of urinary tract infection.

  • Strengthens the immune system

As it is rich in the percentage of a series of vitamins and minerals, guariroba proves to be a great ally in strengthening the immune system, helping to prevent the occurrence of diseases and infections.

  • Relieves body aches

The stalk and leaf of the guariroba have long been used as a natural remedy. Due to its medicinal properties, it was possible to observe great efficiency in performing immersion baths for the relief and treatment of low-to-moderate muscle pain.


Until today there are no records of side effects from the consumption of the fruit that would generate any kind of contraindication. However, it is important to emphasize that its consumption should be done in moderation, since the ingestion of too much fruit can cause some stomach problems.


The planting of guariroba is not considered complex, since it is possible to find seedlings of the plant easily in specialized stores. Also, the plant is not considered to be very demanding when it comes to soil and care.

The environment where the planting will take place does not need to be rich in properties and nutrients as some other plants require. However, it is very important to pay attention to the fact that the plant that gives rise to the fruit can reach 20 meters in height, so it is necessary that the place is very spacious and free from electrical wiring.


Well, the guariroba fruit is not so easy to find, depending on the region of the country, however, in some fairs and markets specialized in typical fruits, it is possible to find it.

Now, if you want to buy the heart of palm that comes from the guariroba palm, the mission to buy it can be much easier. This is because this type of heart of palm is very common and appreciated, and can be easily found in several states in Brazil, for a very attractive price.


Ways to consume guariroba are not lacking. In addition to the stem of the plant, which can be consumed in the form of heart of palm, as we said earlier, the pulp of the fruit can be consumed as the basis for several recipes, as well as its seed, which is also completely edible.

Did you already know guariroba? Did you know all the benefits and properties it has? We can say that it is really a complete fruit, right! So don’t waste time and run to enjoy all that guariroba can do for you.

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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