Monday, 18 April 2016

Lesser known fruit (3)

Lesser known fruit (3)

Averrhoa bilimbi (commonly known as bilimbi, cucumber tree, or tree sorrel)
ตะลิงปลิง dtà-ling-bpling
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Averrhoa_bilimbi


Tastes similar to carambola = starfruit
มะเฟือง má feuang, to which it is related, but more bitter. I will eat all I have, but won't buy it again. A Thai friend knows this fruit/plant, his grandparents have one in their garden in Suphanburi. Originally hard like starfruit, then becomes soft during storage but same taste.

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I wrote about mulberry juice here: http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2016/02/hunting-for-food.html, and recently saw the fruits on sale:



In Thai sometimes written มัเบอร์รี่, sometimes น้ำเม่า but probably both refer to the same plant. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus_(plant)

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Spotted this tree in Lopburi and asked my Thai friend if the fruits are edible. They are, but not my taste. ตะโก dtà-goh ebony https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diospyros


 
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks identifying three more fruits that I have never before spotted. I find the variety of fruits far more interesting than the vegetables commonly found in Thai markets. The mulberries appear (in the photo) to closely resemble blackberries.

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