Shoot Froot - 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.
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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