Wood Apple?

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India is not just filled with exotic places, people, religions ,  and animals, but also fruit!   This is a Wood Apple. Muches ,the cook ,gave us one and asked if we knew what it was.  The shell is very hard and the whole thing  bounces like a ball. The shell must be cracked like a nut to reveal the  odd, brown pulp inside.

9f967066a49b9534ae6ffb3a2fc14376Wood Apples are native to India, Pakistan , and Sri Lanka.  It has a hard round shell covering the fruit.  The pulp has a sweet/sour fragrant pulp which is similar to Tamarind Fruit.

As far a we we concerned it must be an acquired taste.  Apples from home have nothing to worry about with this  Wood Apple!

Have any of you had Wood Apples?  What do you think? 

 

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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9 Responses to Wood Apple?

  1. How healthy is the wood apple?

  2. Gina says:

    Thank you for introducing me to the wood apple, Anne. I’m adventurous enough to give it a try when I encounter one in person.

  3. Tom Harley says:

    Looks like the edible insect gall found on Eucalyptus trees in Australia.

  4. I’ve never seen this before but I’m going to look for it! I have a blog about cooking with exotic produce, so as soon as I get my hands on this I’ll let you know what recipe I create for it!

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