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MORA ANDINA – the different blackberry

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Yes, it’s a blackberry – but unlike the one you know. The Mora Andina, the Andean blackberry, is a botanical species found only in the Andes, with its own particularly refreshing taste! What’s so special about this berry?

JUNA’s Andean blackberry nectar may seem less exotic than the other flavours (“What’s that white Guanabana stuff anyway and how do you pronounce it?“), but the taste experience offered by the Mora Andina immediately transports the consumer to a distant and unfamiliar place.

Rubus glaucus, commonly known as Mora de Castilla or Mora Andina, grows in most Andean countries at altitudes of up to 3000 meters. As such, it’s a South American mountain berry rather than a tropical berry. In Colombia alone, nearly 15,000 farmers grow Mora Andina on small parcels of land, often in highly remote areas of the country.

The berry is rich in calcium and phosphorus and has potent antioxidant properties.

In addition, it has a low natural fruit sugar (fructose) content, which accents its uniquely refreshing, acidic and slightly bitter tones. As a consequence, with 47kcal per 100ml our Mora product is low in calories, far below the average smoothie on the market, despite a small addition of fructose to round off the taste.

At JUNA we’re proud to have the Mora Andina among our NEW FRUIT GENERATION!

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