Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rare Fruits of MAHA 2010


Averrhoa bilimbi – Belimbing Buluh
Family : Oxalidaceae
Origin : Moluccas
Uses : eaten fresh ; condiment ; pickled






Carissa carandas – Asam Renda, Kerenda, Kalakai
Family : Apocynaceae
Origin : India
Uses : pickles ; folk medicine for anaemia.



Cynometra cauliflora – Namu-namu, Buah Katak Puru
Family : Fabaceae
Origin : Malesia
Uses : eaten fresh





Diospyros digyna – Black Sapote
Family : Ebenaceae
Origin : Central America
Uses : eaten fresh ; unripe fruit as fish poison.





Diospyros discolour – Buah Mentega
Family : Ebenaceae
Origin : Philippines
Uses : n.a.





Ficus ariculata - Ara
Family : Moraceae
Origin : India
Uses : eaten fresh ; dried. 

Flacourtia jangomas – Rukam Manis
Family : Salicaceae
Origin : India
Uses : eaten fresh ; jam ; folk medicine.

Garcinia prainiana Cherapu
Family : Clusiaceae
Origin : n.a.
Uses : eaten fresh





Garcinia atrroviridis – Asam Gelugur
Family : Clusiaceae
Origin : Malesia
Uses : spice




Inga edulis – Ice-Cream Bean
Family : Fabaceae
Origin : South America
Uses : n.a.





Myristica fragrans – Buah Pala, Nutmeg
Family : Myristicaceae
Origin : Moluccas
Uses : Spice ; Juiced ; Dried.




Phyllanthus emblica  - Buah Melaka, Indian Gooseberry, Aamla
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Origin : n.a.
Uses : Eaten fresh ; cooked ; pickled ; folk medicine




Pouteria caimito – Abiu
Family : Sapotaceae
Origin : South America
Uses : eaten fresh ; folk medicine for cough, fever, diarrhea, bronchitis etc




Pouteria campechiana  - Canistel
Family : Sapotaceae
Origin : Central America
Uses : eaten fresh.






Rollinia deliciosa - Biriba
Family :  Annonaceae
Origin : South America
Uses : eaten fresh




Post a Comment