Capuli A Unique Fruit

Capuli: A Unique Fruit to Taste in Ecuador

Capuli: A Unique Fruit to Taste in Ecuador

When exploring Ecuador, don’t miss the delightful capuli fruit, a true culinary treasure. Known also as black cherry, capuli offers a sweet, unique taste that captures the essence of the region. This small but flavorful fruit is cherished by locals and visitors alike for its versatility and distinctive flavor profile. Available in abundance from December to February, capuli is a highlight in Ecuadorian markets and a symbol of the country’s rich agricultural heritage. This fruit is a must-try for food enthusiasts visiting the region, offering a taste experience that is both exotic and deeply rooted in Ecuadorian culture. Whether you enjoy it fresh, in jams, or as a delightful wine, capuli is sure to leave a lasting impression on your palate.

Join us as we explore the history and culture behind these delicious Andean fruit, something to enjoy along your road trip from Quito to Cuenca.

Capuli A Unique Fruit

Visiting Ecuador

Ecuador is a vibrant country with diverse landscapes. From the Andes mountains to the Amazon rainforest, it offers rich cultural and natural experiences. Travelers can explore bustling markets, historical sites, and stunning natural beauty.

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Visiting the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands, a part of Ecuador, are world-famous for their unique wildlife. Visitors can witness giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and various bird species. These islands provide an unforgettable adventure for nature lovers.


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Capuli A Unique Fruit

The Taste of Capuli

Capuli fruits are big, sweet, and slightly bitter due to their skin. Locals often enjoy them fresh, savoring their unique vinous flavor. This fruit is abundant in Ecuadorian markets from December to February.

Capuli A Unique Fruit

Uses of Capuli

Capuli can be eaten fresh or used in various culinary applications. They are stewed, preserved, or made into wine and jam. Additionally, tea and syrups from capuli leaves are used to treat ailments like hypertension, stomach issues, and colds.

Capuli A Unique Fruit




Capuli A Unique Fruit


Capuli fruit is a hidden gem in Ecuador’s rich culinary landscape. Its unique flavor and versatility make it a must-try for visitors. Next time you’re in Ecuador, be sure to taste this delightful fruit and explore its various uses.

Another dish we recommend trying while you are in Latacunga or on a road trip from Quito to the Cotopaxi Volcano, or from Quito to Cuenca passing through Latacunga is the delicious chugchucaras. 

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Capuli: A Unique Fruit to Taste in Ecuador

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