Malay Apple (Syzygium malaccense)
- A delight to the eye in every respect, the Malay apple is much admired for the beauty of the tree, its flowers and its colorful, glistening fruits
- Its ripe fruit is eaten raw though many people consider it insipid. It is best stewed with cloves or other flavoring and served with cream as dessert. Asiatic people in Guyana stew the peeled fruit, cooking the skin separately to make a sirup which they add to the cooked fruit.
- The timber is reddish, soft to hard, tough and heavy, but inclined to warp. It is difficult to work, but is employed for construction, railway ties, and for fashioning bowls and poi-boards in Hawaii. 1
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DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT A COMMON APPLE, THEY MIGHT LOOK SIMILAR FROM INSIDE AND OUT BUT THEIR FLAVOR AND SEED IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!