Is fruit which is similar to jackfruit and has white, soft and sweet flesh. The tree is a relative of the fig tree. An unique exotic fruit that can only be found in a few parts of Southeast Asia ,like provinces of cotabato,davao,jolo sulu ! u notice that downsouth is the nearby malaysia,indonesia,thailand! marangfruit looks physically that of breadfruit and tree is saps,bodytree similar to jackfruit!tried to plant its seeds in centraluzon and did indeed survived its hotclimactic weather as compared to the milder mindanao ! Marang is physically shaped almost round,greenbrown nupricky spines and can be opened by just twististing with ur two barehands when ripe !
The marang is yellow-brown, 6-8" long and covered with spines that harden as it ripens. The flesh inside is white. The marang tree grows about 80' tall.
The Marang usually has an imperfect round or oblong shape. Its outer part is covered broad and round spines with mix shades of brown, green or yellow. This fruit is usually hard and brittle while it is still maturing but it becomes softer when it ripens. Since the Marang fruit does not fall off from the tree by itself then it needs to be harvested. It can be picked while it’s still hard and left to ripen.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
The marang is eaten fresh. The seeds can be boiled or roasted.
Other parts of the Marang fruit that are edible are the seeds. The seeds are approximately the size of marbles only not as round. After eating, just gather the seeds in a clean container and rinse them with clean water. The seeds need to put under the heat of the sun to dry. When all the seeds are dry then they can be roasted on a pan without oil until it turns slightly dark- brown without burning it. To eat the roasted seeds just rub the thin outer layer so it will peel off then eat them like peanuts! grinding these seeds is best substitute for coffee,cacao,etc ! They do taste a little like peanuts but milder and less oily ! may be sustitute for high-inducing HIGHBLOOD and couldbe anti-oxidant ! SO SUBMITTED !! in flavor but they are crunchier because roasting make them brittle enough to enjoy.
Conserving and Storing
To experience the full flavor of the Marang fruit, it should be consumed in one sitting for it easily losses its flavor when left opened for a period of time. Unopened, store in refrigerator.IN SPAN OF FIVEDAYS ONLY IF STORED IN A REEF BUT NEVER FROZENING STORAGE !JUST STORE MARANG AT THE LOWEST SCETION OF UR REF ! ( assalamu alay kum ....! )