Authentic Thai Recipe Ingredient: Sugar-apple

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


น้อยหน่า (Noina; Noi naa)
The Sugar-apple (Noina) fruit is usually round, slightly pine cone-like, with a scaly or lumpy skin. There are variations in shape and size. The fruit flesh is sweet, white to light yellow, and resembles and tastes like custard. The edible portion coats the seeds generously; a bit like the gooey portion of a tomato seed. Sugar-apple has a very distinct, sweet-smelling fragrance. The texture of the flesh that coats the seeds is a bit like the center of a very ripe guava (excluding the seeds). It is slightly grainy, a bit slippery, very sweet and very soft.

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