ROSE APPLE Fruit | Fruity Fruits Taste Test

ROSE APPLE Fruit | Fruity Fruits Taste Test


*Fruity song* Greetings my beautiful lovelies! It’s Emmy. Welcome back to another episode of Fruity Fruits where I taste fruits that are fruity. Today I received a package all the way from Fort Lauderdale, Florida that was sent to me by Richard. Richard, thank you so much for sending me this little fruit — and this is called a rose apple. I have never seen these before and I wish you could smell these. I opened the box and immediately you have this perfume of rose. It’s kind of uncanny. Absolutely….lovely. It smells like rose, but just a little bit sweeter — it’s just so great. But they look nothing like a rose, nor are they related to rose, or apples for that matter. These are actually in the Myrtaceae family. These are myrtles. So these grow the tropics, and it is believed that they originated in Malaysia. So the scientific name for these are Syzygium jambos, and it is believed that Buddha reached enlightenment under a rose apple tree. So, thanks again Richard for sending these to me. Now let’s go ahead and taste one of these. Gosh, they smell so good. So Richard says an indication of ripeness is a loose seed inside. And sure enough — can you hear that? — you can hear the seed bouncing around inside. And it feels hollow. Oh my gosh, look! Isn’t that great!? Look, it’s totally dry inside! We have two seeds…. Oh my gosh it has kind of a spice smell to it. It smells a little bit like mace, or nutmeg? Yeah! Very distinctive spice smell — very different smell than the outside which smells very rosy. Look at these seeds: they’re beautiful. They’re a little bit scurfy and rough on the outside; but very dry…. All right. So, apparently you can just eat this whole thing. I’m going to cut out this which was the remaining part of the flower. If we pull this back we can see more of the flower parts. Right there! I believe that’s the pistol…. And then once the ovary was fertilized we get a fruit. All right, let’s give this a taste! Itadakimasu! Wow! Wow, that tastes just like rose, but it’s sweet with a little touch of kind of a nutmeggy spice to it. Really nice. The crunch is more succulent. It’s a little bit like a mealy apple. It’s not like a big hard crunch of an apple. It’s a softer — I would say more like a raw zucchini. There’s more of kind of a sponginess to the crunch. Mmm. So that combination of rose and sweetness kind of tastes a little bit like carrots to me, too — like a very sweet, rosy carrot; with a texture of a zucchini. So interesting. Mm-hm! So, apparently these are eaten in Southeast Asia with spiced sugar. I could definitely see that — with a little bit of spice and a little bit of sugar to heighten the sweetness…. Really nice. Mm-hm. Richard, thank you so much for sending me this absolutely lovely little fruit. Be sure to check out the Fruity Fruits playlist if you’ve missed it. I’ve tasted a lot of very interesting fruits. And yeah, thank you guys so much for watching. I hope you guys enjoyed that one. I hope you guys learned something. Please share this video with your friends; follow me on social media; like this video; subscribe; and I shall see you in the next one. Toodaloo! Take care! Bye! *outro music* Okay, okay, okay…. *thuds of rose apples hitting Emmy and the ground.*