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Madan

Madan

Scientific Name: Garcinia schomburgkiana

Madan is a native of Thailand. It is found growing wild there in lowland and swampy areas of the evergreen forests in Central and South Thailand. The fruits are consumed by local people in various ways. Madan fruits are mostly gathered from wild growing trees but some trees are also planted by people around homes. Madan fruits are very rich in vitamin A and calcium. Since the fruits taste quite sour, so it is not easy to eat these fresh. So these are used in side dishes, salads and made into sauces. The fruit of madan is also processed to make preserved fruit in syrup, pickled fruit and dried fruit. Fermented fruit is stuffed with minced pork to make a soup, or it can be made into a sweet.