The wood apple is a peculiar fruit - it looks like a rotten coconut on the outside, and on the inside, it doesn’t get any prettier. Nor does it smell right - many refer to as a sort of mixed stench of rotten blue cheese with overripe bananas. But much like the stinky durian, we know better not to judge a fruit by its odor.
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Do you know this fruit? It's called a woodapple, and as it name implies it looks like a kind of apple with a hard wooden shell. The fruits grow from the woodapple tree which is native in Sri Lanka and India. The woodapple has an unusual smell and the inside consists of a brownish pulp that has a special sour sweet flavour comparable to tamarind. The pulp can be eaten raw, mixed with a little sugar and water into a juice, or processed into a jam. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, woodapple is good for overal health. But it can also be used as a treatment for example snake bites , diabetes and constipation. #woodapple#woodapplejuice#tropicaljuice#breakfastjuice#healthyjuice#tropicalfruit#srilankafruits#discoversrilanka#travelsrilanka#srilankalife#srilankadaily#srilankaholiday#yogaholiday#yogasrilanka#srilankayogaretreat#yogaretreatsrilanka#yogahomestay
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The wood apple is actually a popular fruit in Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine, native to those areas and neighbouring Bangladesh and Andaman Islands. Botanically called limonia acidissima, and commonly referred to as the elephant apple, wood apple fruit grows on trees that reach up to nine meters tall, ranging between 5-9 cm when mature.