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Name Variations[edit | edit source]



  • ඇඹරැල්ලා (Ambarella) (Sinhalese)
  • buah kedondong (Malay)
  • cajá-manga (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • cóc (Vietnamese)
  • évi (Réunion)
  • golden apple
  • Goldpflaume (German)
  • gway (Burmese)
  • hevi (Philippines)
  • hog plum
  • kedondong (Indonesian)
  • makok farang (Thai)
  • malacca apple
  • Malay apple
  • mokah (Cambodian)
  • naos (Bislama)
  • Otaheite
  • Otaheiti apple (Jamaica)
  • pomarosa (Puerto Rico)
  • prune Cythère, pomme Cythère (French)
  • sugar apple (St. Lucia)
  • vī (Tongan)
  • wi apple (Hawaii)
  • manga zi nsende (Kikongo)
  • mkak (ម្កាក់) (Khmer)

About ambarella[edit | edit source]

Spondias dulcis or ambarella, (and its alternative binomial, Spondias cytherea, Malay Apple), or just Golden apple, is an equatorial or tropical tree, with edible fruit containing a fibrous pit. It is known by many names, including pommecythere in Trinidad and Tobago, juplon in Costa Rica; and in Brazil, caja-manga. Its fruit may be eaten raw; the flesh is crunchy and a little sour.

Yet another fruit introduced from the Pacific by Captain Bligh, the pear-shaped otaheiti apple ranges from pink to ruby red in color. This fruit is usually eaten fresh, though it can be packed in red wine or turned into a refreshing cold drink.

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