Its fruits are enjoyed more for their crispy texture than for their flavour. The fruit in itself is watery and slightly sweet. Its skin is very thin, its juice colourless.
Commonly known as Water Apple or Java Apple in the rest of the world, Bengal knows this fruit as the good old Jamrul.
The Jamrul originated from the region between Malaysia and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, where they grow as wild trees in the coastal forests.
This evergreen tree of the Myrtaceae family grows to a height of 5m to 12m. It has leathery leaves that are between 10cm and 25cm broad.....In the middle of the fruit there may be one or two, somewhat rounded, seeds or no seed at all....Its a very good fruit for our health....we should eat it