The Syzygium Samarangense
The Syzygium Samarangense, also known under the name Java apple or rose apple fruit, is a small red bell-shaped edible berry with a thin waxy skin. The berry is related to the Syzygium Aqueum, but is a larger variant of the fruit. The fruit is around 5 centimeters long. A java apple tastes amazing and is widely loved in Surinam!
Java apples taste a little different depending on their colour. The more pink their colour is, the sweeter they are. The bell shaped berry has an amazing taste that has an incredible sweet to acid ratio. The texture of the flesh is crispy, crunchy and very juicy. The Syzygium Samarangense can be eaten raw or used in fruit salads.
Growing seeds yourself
The Syzygium Samarangense seeds can be grown easily in tropical climates. The plant thrives in areas where it is around 25 degrees celsius. If you are interested in growing seeds yourself here is what you should know before you start:
- The plant should be cultivated in an area where there is a fine balance between drought and rain season.
- The java apple grows best in sunny areas but is able to grow in partly shaded spots
- It will take at least five years before seedlings start to give fruit
- Plants need enough irrigation and are often placed close to water beds or lakes
Benefits of eating rose water apple
Among other benefits, eating the berry may boost the immune system, may be good for your cholesterol and could be beneficial to your skin.
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