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Marang

Artocarpus odoratissimus

Description:

The marang, also called johey oak, green pedalai, madang, tarap, terap, timadang, or breadfruit cousin, is a tree native to Borneo and Palawan. It is closely related to the jackfruit, cempedak, and breadfruit trees. As indicated by the scientific name, the fruit has a strong scent, and is considered superior in flavour to both Jackfruit and Cempedak. Once opened, the marang should be consumed quickly (in a few hours), as it loses flavour rapidly and fruit oxidizes. The seeds are also edible after boiling or roasting.

Habitat:

The tree is not cold tolerant (as is the breadfruit). It can grow between latitude 15º north and south, and in coastal regions where temperatures never stay under 7 °C. It is cultivated for its fruit in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and southern Thailand. The species is largely grown for local consumption; the short shelf-life of the fruit limits its wider use.

Notes:

Spotted at a fruit stand in Davao City, Philippines.

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5 Comments

Manilie
Manilie 9 years ago

@StarLeaf, tastes yummy!

starleaf
starleaf 9 years ago

You seemed to chosen a good tarap - looks delicious.

Been eating this fruit all my life and have never gotten tired of it. The advantage of living in North Borneo....

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Welcome...

Manilie
Manilie 9 years ago

thanks Ashish!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

I think its called as Tarap in Malayan region....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artocarpus_...

Manilie
Spotted by
Manilie

Davao del Sur, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 8, 2011
Submitted on Dec 7, 2011

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