Santol aka wild mangosteen on fruit stall at the side of the street in Jombang, Southeast Tangerang
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We're out to "eat the wind" on a beautiful afternoon around Jombang, Southeast Tangerang. I patted my hubby's back quickly to stop the scooter because I spotted a table with this fruit on it at the side of the street. I jumped from the seat before he really stops😀 because I was afraid he will pass the chance to get this "hard to find" fruit😊.
I just need pictures to create a story about the fruit, I said😊 eventhough I bought a kilogram for $1 with a plan to make setup or marmalade.
this fruit actually has many benefits for our health
When I was a kid in 1980-1990, I often bought this fruit from the seller in front of my school, sometimes my relatives would sent it to our home from their garden because they knew My mother and her children love this sour sweet fruit. Sometimes we make a challenge to eat it raw without peeling its skin. We used to throw it to the wall or floor to open it. But many times we have to folliw civilized technique😂 use the knife then slice it, squeeze it with some salt to reduce the acidic taste.
Sandorium Kortjape aka Kecapi aka Santol aka sentol aka sotul aka wild mangosteen has rich nutrition like Vitamin C, pectin, calcium, phosphor antioxidant and fibers. The young leaf also edible as salad and can be boils to cure fever.
I've seen the tree in my relative's garden when I was a kid. I dunno that this fruit has 2 varieties which determined by its leaf colours when whitered. Yellow and red, I think I've seen the yellow one.
Did you make the setup or marmalade, cici?
No.. I totally forgot that I bought the fruits😂 My Hubby threw it away after a week in the black plastic bag somewhere in the kitchen😊. Maybe next time if I found this fruit again. Even though it's not on a vulnarable state, but it's hardly found anywhere at the market.
Gandaria aka plum mango
From the same stall and seller, I found this fruit but only to taste it.. not buy it. Because I don't know what to do with it😆 the seller told me that it will be delicipus to make "sambal gandaria" or samble like using the bilimbi or any sour fruits.
Bouea macrophylla aka maphrang aka ramania aka marian plum aka plum mango (plango) is at the same status like kecapi. It's not easy to find anywhere in the market. If we're lucky we can find the trees somewhere around Jakarta or West Java. The taste is sour,but edible😉
Because I don't buy the fruit, I can't take a picture of how is the flesh and the seed. All I know that its flesh nothing like mango but the taste is as sour as bilimbi, the seed colour is purple when it's fully ripe. The young leaf is edible too, usually as salad.
These 2 fruits are native to Malayan Cape, Indochina and commercially planted in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Have you ever eaten this "kundang" Cik @fitinfun?
Happy Monday everyone😉 and Thanks for stopping by
pictures are mine, edited with inCollage app and for more information just search for the scientific names I mentioned above😉