Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mammee apple ( Mammea americana )

Fruit Warehouse | Mammee apple ( Mammea americana ) | Mammea americana is Often confused with the Mamey sapote tree (Pouteria sapota), Whose fruit is also called Mammee or Mamey. Mammea americana, commonly known as Mammee, Mammee apple, Mamey, Mamey apple, Santo Domingo apricot or South American apricot, is an evergreen tree of the family Calophyllaceae, Whose fruit is edible.

The tree is 18-21 m Mammee high and is similar in appearance to the southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). The tree's upright branches form an oval head. Its dark-green foliage is quite dense, with opposite, leathery, elliptic leaves.  The flower is fragrant Mammee, has 4 or 6 white petals, and 2.5-4 cm wide Reaches when fully blossomed.

The stem is thick and short. The Mammee apple has more or less visible floral remnant at the apex. Mammee apples' diameter ranges from 10 to 20 cm. When unripe, the fruit is hard and heavy, but its flesh softens slightly when fully RIPE. Generally, the flesh smell is pleasant and appetizing. Small fruits contain a single seed, while larger ones have up to four Might. The seeds are brown, rough, oval and around 6 cm long. The juice of the seed leaves an indelible stain.

The tree has limited medical potential. Underripe fruits are rich in pectin, and the tree bark is high in tannin. Ground seeds are stirred into hot water to Obtain an Anthelmintic infusion. The flesh can be served raw in fruit salads, or with wine, sugar or cream, ESPECIALLY in Jamaica. In The flesh can also be consumed stewed. In the French West Indies, an aromatic liqueur, Eau de Creole, or Crème de Creole, is distilled from the flowers Mammee.

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