Authentic Thai Recipe Ingredient: Rose apple

Photo of Rose apple and How it is Used in Authentic Thai Recipes.

Rose apple

ชมพู่ (Chomphu; Chom pu)
The Rose Apple tree is a tropical tree growing to 12 m tall, with evergreen leaves 10–25 cm long and 5–10 cm broad. The flowers are white, 2.5 cm diameter, with four petals and numerous stamens. The fruit, known as Chomphu in Thai, is a bell-shaped, edible berry, with colors ranging from white, pale green, or green to red, purple, or crimson, to deep purple or even black, 4–6 cm long in wild plants. Other English names for the fruit are wax apple, love apple, java apple, royal apple, bell fruit (or bellfruit), Jamaican apple, water apple, mountain apple, cloud apple, and wax jambu.

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