June 25, 2010
-- Marang (Artocarpus odoratissimus)
- also called Johey Oak, Madang and Tarap - is native to Borneo. It is closely related to the jackfruit, cempedak and breadfruit.
The fruit has a strong scent and is considered superior in flavour to both Jackfruit and Cempedak. The appearance of the fruit can be regarded as an intermediate shape between the jackfruit and the breadfruit. The fruit is round to oblong, 15-20 cm long and 13 cm broad, and weighing about 1 kg. The thick rind is covered with soft, broad spines. They become hard and brittle as the fruit matures. The fruit does not fall to the ground when ripe. It may be harvested while still hard, and left to ripen until soft. Marangs change colour to greenish yellow when ripe. The ripe fruit is opened by cutting the rind around, twisting and gently pulling. The interior of the fruit is somewhat similar to the jackfruit's, but the color is white and the flesh is usually softer. The core is relatively large, but there are far fewer "rags" and less non-edible parts. Arils are white and the size of a grape, each containing a 15 × 8 mm seed. 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.
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Best Nutrition Products, Inc.Hayward, California, USA and Biotechayur, Odisha, India manufacture a large number of vitamins, minerals, Chinese and Ayurvedic herbal and nutritional supplements and raw materials of standardized herbal extracts.