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Mangrove apple

Mangrove apple

Scientific Name: Sonneratia caseolaris

Mangrove Apple is a fruit from the tropics. It it can be seen growing everywhere from East Africa to Australia. This fruit has not been introduced much in Tropical America. It bears persimmon like fruits with attached sepals. The tree grows mostly in brackish water near the banks of tidal rivers. The fruits are eaten raw. When fully ripe, these taste like cheese. The fruits are also cooked. The fruits are rich in pectin. A clear jelly can be made from them. Young fruits are used to flavour curries.