Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chempedak (artocarpus integer).

Chempedak are in season !!!

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.


Small Kucing said...

Ya yum yum rm4 a kg..

foodbin said...

Small Kucing-I got it free !

The Yum List said...

Does it have the same pungent smell as jackfruit?

foodbin said...

The Yum List-almost.