Wax Apple

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Wax Apple

Wax apple scientific name is Syzygium Samarangense from family Myrtaceae. It is native to Malaysia, Philippine and Indonesia. In Malaysia, the alternative name is jambu merah, jambu bar, jambu kling, jambu Melaka and jambu kapal. It is in heart shape and light red while in young and deep red when mature. The skin is waxy. The flesh is crisp white, loose weave and sweet, crunchy and juice taste. Normally the reddest wax apple are the sweetest.

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1. Health Benefits of Wax Apple
The health benefits include dental care, digestion, hearth disease and skin care.

Nutritional Values per 100 grams

Iron : 3 mg
Phosphorus : 10 mg
Potassium : 130 mg
Carbohydrates : 14.9 gm
Calories : 58
Vitamin A : 900 I.U
Vitamin B : Thiamine .07 mg
Vitamin C : 5 mg
Calcium : 6 mg

2. Wax Apple tree and varieties

3. Product made from wax apple/Recipes

Wax apple mixed fruit rojak
Wax apple salsa
Wax apples in honey and orange blossom water

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