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Continental Drifter is the Alan Skyrme Photography blog first established in 2004 under the banner Continental Drift. In it we publish snippets about nutrition, information about fruit and food, articles about travel experiences, travel reviews and other related notes.

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Rose Apple


Name:                   Rose Apple

Scientific name:  Syzygium jambos

Other names:      malabar plum, water apple, wax apple, rose apple, jambu



A large shrub that grows to a distinctively shaped tree. Originally from Southeast Asia, the tree also grows in Brazil where it features as a garden or road-side plant for both ornamental or fruit-bearing reasons.

It is an evergreen tree and can be identified, when in flower, by a carpet of pink under the tree.

The skin of the fruit, which is bell-shaped, red, pink or yellowish in colour, is waxy in nature. The flesh has little taste but is rich in vitamin C and can be eaten raw.


Nutritional Benefits:

Rose Apple fruit is a good source of nutrients, minerals and vitamins and some multiple medicinal uses.


Carbohydrate                         5.7 g


Vitamin A                                17 µg (2%)

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)          0.02 mg (2%)

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)         0.03 mg (3%)

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)               0.8 mg  (5%)

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)     22.3 mg (27%)


Potassium                               123 mg (3%)

Calcium                                   29 mg (3%)


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