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Exotic Achacha fruit hits UK high street for first time

A fruit that originated in the Bolivian rainforest and is lauded for its nutritious properties is being introduced to British consumers.

A fruit which originated in the Bolivian rainforest and is now grown in Australia is on sale on the UK high street for the first time. Credit: PA

The Achacha, which is now grown in Australia, has been introduced to the UK high street for the first time by Marks & Spencer, where it costs £2.50 for a pack of four.

A small orange-coloured fruit in the same family as the mangosteen, it has a melon-like taste and soft texture. Its nutrients include calcium and vitamin C and it is said to have less sugar than many other fruits.

Achacha can be eaten at room temperature, cold or even frozen and the skin can be turned into a "thirst-quenching" drink, the retailer said.