The Chempedak fruit trees is native to South East Asia, grown in abundant in Malaysia.
The vigorously growing, medium-sized tree (there are quite a number of varieties) bear fruits once or twice a year.
The edible arils (flesh) surrounding the small seeds are bright orange in color.
The taste of the sweet, juicy pulpy fruit is similar to the jackfruit/durian - with a pungent aroma .
Fritters made by dipping arils (flesh) in batter and frying in oil are a popular tea time snacks.
Do not discard the seeds-it can be eaten-taste like water chestnut ( peeled of the skin when boiled)).
|Chempedak fruit -sweet and pulpy.|