Saturday, 21 April 2018

Butter Fruit & Ambra In Putrajaya

Putrajaya not only has a LOT of public parks, the federal administrative centre of Malaysia is also planted with a number of "pokok nadir" or hard to find local trees of Malaysia.
If you remember, we've posted quite a few of those we found in this blog before and even the Buah Mentega (or Butter Fruit or also called Velvet Fruit) which we found today. 
A number of the Butter Fruit trees were fruiting and laden with fruits and some had fallen to the ground. We picked up those that were in good condition to bring home to enjoy.

From a first glance, this fruit could be mistaken as a peach because of its colour and furry outer layer. Be careful of those velvety skin, it can cause itchiness. Gatal macam miang buluh!

The ones we picked up must have been fallen a day ago because it already emitted a nice, buttery smell. We'll wait until it is softer before we consume it lah, I think.

Butter fruit are rated short on the glycemic index which means they supply a steady stream of sugar to the blood rather than a sudden point. It is also a good source of potassium, fiber and vitamins A and C.

Where can you find these plants? One place would be in Presint Diplomatik, Putarajaya. Go find it lah. It's just by the roadside near Taman Canseri.
Although we haven't eaten our butter fruit that we collected yet, we've already "makan" these buah kedondong or ambra we found! They were sweet and crunchy!

10 comments:

  1. Wow. Free fruits. I never taste bitter fruit before. It does look like peach.

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    1. Even in Putrajaya, there are an abundance of fruits if one knows where and what to look. Of course, cannot find it just by driving around lah. ;)

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  2. Amazing fruits! I want to wait for your next post on this buttery fruit to see how you guys ate. I will go with a big bakul and harvest to sell. Ha ha

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    1. It taste quite nice Anay. It has a sweetness to it, and the flesh is soft but not crunchy.

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  3. I would like to try these butter fruits too if I can find or buy some to try.

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    1. Dunno whether it is sold at markets...

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  4. hahaha.... i told my friend and show him your blog. He asked me where exactly. AM not familiar so i told him go find the place that people always lari there.

    I think he found the place la coz he not only managed to kutip this buah mentega but also buah gajus. Saw got ripe ones on the tree but dare not pluck coz scare caretaker scold

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    1. Terer la your friend.

      Ask caretaker nicely lah next time, mana tau they give chance. The gajus mmg quite a lot one.

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    2. He very shy type. Was so happy that he found the fruits. Immediately whatapps .

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  5. So interesting. I've never heard of butter fruit until now.

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