I'm gonna start a series of photos of edible fruits that might not be familiar even to Malaysians. What trigger this was some photos I took when we were out for a walk these past week and it was interesting to note while some are quite familiar with them, some are completely oblivious about their existence.
First off :
Puffy plant or pop plant or in Malay is called "buah letup" "buah letup kelambu" and "buah ulat bulu".
The fuzzy casing is what the name "kelambu" - mosquitoes net or "ulat bulu" - caterpillar. Right? ^^
Once the fruit inside it turned yellow, it is ripe.
Delicious! Sweet. Maybe a bit sour sometimes. Of course not too filling though! xD
The plant's young leaves (pucuk) can be eaten too and these creeping plant can be used to cure some ailments too! Darn handy plant and they grow wildly by the roadside, being ignored most of the time!
Where did we find this? Not at my hometown.
It's found right at our own backyard.