The rose apple does not at all resemble an ordinary apple. The rose apple is native to East India and Malaysia. The fruit has the shape and size of a small pear.Unripe rose apples have a bright green color. If ripe, the skin is rose-pink and waxy. The fruit is crispy, has a wooly texture and tastes like an apple. The liquid to flesh ratio of the wax apple is comparable to a watermelon. It's remarkably refreshing and juicy.
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Rose apples are available from Thailand
Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin A and C.
Rose apples are low in calories and rich in antioxidants. In India, the fruit is regarded as a tonic for the brain and liverView Rose apple
Wash the fruit and remove the core. Now the fruit is ready for consumption.Consumption
Rose apple is commonly eaten out-of-hand. The fruit is also delicious in salads, pies and made into juice. The skin is edible, but the seeds are not.When to eat
When the skin is bright red, the fruit is ripe. Keep ripe rose apples in the refrigerator.
Did you know?
- Rose apple is also called ‘ Plum rose’ and ‘Malabar plum’.
- It was a falling apple that led Sir Isaac Newton to discover the law of gravity.
- The rose apple was introduced into Jamaica in 1762 and became well distributed in the West Indies, and at low elevations, from southern Mexico to Peru.