Aguaje or Aguage is an oval-shaped fruit with curved edges, similar in shape to an egg, and averages six centimeters in length and four centimeters in diameter. The skin is firm, glossy, and textured, covered in small maroon-brown segments giving it a snake-like, scaled appearance. Underneath the surface, the flesh is generally bright yellow, thin, creamy, and semi-oily, encasing a large, thick, and oval, brown seed. Aguaje has a complex sweet, salty, and sharp flavor combined with mild acidity.
Aguaje has a high vitamin A-content (beta-carotene), even higher than carrot and spinach. It has antibiotic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory functions, as well as helping eye health and maintaining healthy skin.
This Amazonian fruit also contains a high presence of vitamin C, which helps in the absorption of iron and calcium.