Thursday, July 11, 2013

Longan or Rambutan?

They called it Longan but it tastes more like rambutan to me. I never seen a longan that big before.



The shell is hard that you cannot peel it but need to knock lightly using a small hammer. The flesh is sweet like rambutan but shell looks like longan. So what it is by the way?


18 comments:

mun said...

Ya, I am also curious to know what fruit it is. Does the seed look like a longan seed? Please take a photo of the seed too and show us. Thank you.

Health Freak Mommy said...

Never seen or heard of anything like this before!

angeline ong said...

Never seen this before... I bet the taste is good. Is it a local fruit?

suituapui said...

Locally grown ones. Not bad, quite nice...but I'm not really into these...or rambutans, for that matter.

Hayley said...

The shell looks like a bigger version of longan but the fruits looks like rambutan, interesting!

Small Kucing said...

they are so big

Rose said...

posted pic of its seed. :)

Rose said...

yes. as confirmed by STP.

Rose said...

yes. and I having fun opening the shells more than eating them. lol

Rose said...

yes. never seen a big longan before. haha

Rose said...

do they have season too?

Ez Vina said...

To me, these fruits taste like longan.
I don't like longan but I like rambutan.

mun said...

Thank you Rose for the photo of its seed. The seed does not look like longan at all.

From STP's info, I did a google search and found the name of this fruit. The local people called it Brazil or Brazilian longan but its actual name is "Pometia pinnata" ,Fijian Longan or also known as Matoa.

Info from this link
http://www.flickr.com/photos/xping/2054843428/

mun said...

More info on this fruit can be found here:

http://fruitspecies.blogspot.com/2011/11/fijian-longan.html

Rose said...

Thanks for the info sharing, Mun.

mun said...

Hi Rose, you are welcome! I also want to know this info very much so I am sure others would too. :)

Sharon said...

Whoa...I have never seen anything like it, Rose. I'm excited to find one and try! ^.^

puteri fatimah mohamad said...

i have taste this...at Jabatan Pertanian Miri, Sarawak
it is brazilian longan or pometia Pinnata