Nibbles: SOWF, Pollinators, Bamboo, Policy, Cupuaçu, Salak, Pomegranate

by Jeremy Cherfas on November 13, 2012

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Penny November 16, 2012 at 9:05 am

“Smithsonian says The taste of Indonesia is salak, a name I didn’t recognise even when told it is snakefruit. Or Salacca zalacca, a name to really conjure with.”

Or rattan fruits by another name, which explain the “snake” part – because the plant snakes up into the canopy of the rainforest. Southern Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia all enjoy numerous species of this fruit, fermented and fresh, as a treat.

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Jeremy Cherfas November 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

Thanks for that.

Also, apparently, the skin of the fruit resembles snakeskin.

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