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Golden Apple

Common name : June plum, dew plum, pommecythere, Dwarf Ambarella are some of the common names for Golden Apple.
Origin : Native to the Caribbean Islands and South Pacific.
Latin Name : Spondias dulcis
Appearance : The fruit is just the same size as a plum and it grows in clusters at the branch tips of June plum trees. It looks hard and green and turns into yellow with a soft flesh and skin when it ripens. Its taste and smell are similar to that of pineapple.

Nutritions in Golden Apple
  • Golden apple contains trace of fat.

  • It is rich in vitamin C, potassium, carbohydrates and fiber.

  • Golden apple does not contain sodium and is cholesterol-free.

Facts on Golden Apple
  1. Golden apple grows abundantly in Suriname.

  2. Golden apple is a fast growing tropical tree which reaches upto a height 75 feet.

  3. The tiny white flowers grow in clusters.

  4. The fruit is oblong, which will be yellow in color upon ripening.

  5. This is considered as a good source of vitamin C.

  6. For every 100g, 41 mg of vitamin c is present.

  7. The fruit haves the same flavor as pineapple which varies from sweet to acidic.

  8. The flat seeds are in a tough prickly wooden core.

  9. Being very small it bears fruit in 12 months.

  10. This is very suitable as a container plant and can be kept indoors.
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Notes on Golden Apple

As like mango, the golden apple fruit contains tough fibers which will increase the more it ripens. The skin of a golden apple fruit is similar to mango skin, that is the the skin of a golden apple fruit is very shiny with an almost plastic appearance.

The flesh of the golden apple fruit is soft, very juicy, and tastes similar to a pineapple. The pit of the Golden Apple Fruit is filled with an indigestible wooden core that looks the same like a smaller version of a mango's core. Around one to five flat seeds will be there in the wooden core of the golden apple.

The flesh of the fruit is compressed to produce an acidic juice, as it is too bitter to consume, the juice of the fruit can be used as an ingredient for multi-fruit juices.Golden apple fruit is highly noted for its rich pectin content. Pectin is most frequently used as a gelling agent in baking and cooking. The pectin in golden apple fruit is fully extracted from its skin.
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Golden Apple Recipes

1. Golden Apple Mincemeat Cake

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon each ground all spice and cinnamon
  • Salt as required
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups grated golden apples
  • 1 cup prepared mincemeat
  • Pecans as required
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla (any flavor)
  • 3 eggs
Golden Apple Mincemeat Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, all spice, cinnamon and salt in large bowl.
  3. In another bowl combine oil and brown sugar; beat well.
  4. Add half the flour mixture to it and mix it well.
  5. Combine grated apples, mincemeat, pecans and vanilla.
  6. Add the remaining flour mixture.
  7. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beat well after each addition.
  8. Turn into a greased 10-15 inch pan.
  9. Bake it at 180 deg. celcius for around 45 minutes.
  10. Let it cool and turn out on to a serving plate.
  11. Top with whipping cream or sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  12. Decorate it with some nutritious nuts and serve.
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2. June Plum Jam

Cape Gooseberry Jam
  • June Plums as required
  • Orange, Pineapple(all fruits you wish)
  • Sugar as required.
  • Water as required.
  1. Take equal weights of all fruits.
  2. Wash all the fruit and bring it to boil.
  3. Add 500 g sugar and 250 ml water per kilogram of fruits we added.
  4. Reduce the heat and let simmer for a few minutes.
  5. Place the fruit into the syrup, return to the boil and allow it to cook for more than 25 minutes.
  6. Check the thickness of the jam, if it's ok, then remove it from heat and seal it in an air tight container.
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3. Golden Apple Oatmeal

  • 1 golden apple, diced
  • 1 cup of apple juice
  • Water as required
  • Piece of cinnamon
  • Piece of nutmeg
  • 1 cup quick-cook rolled oats, uncooked
Golden Apple Oatmeal
  1. Combine apples, juice, water and seasonings in a bowl.
  2. Bring it to boil.
  3. Stir it in rolled oats and cook for a minute.
  4. Cover and let stand several minutes before serving.
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4. Golden Apple Crisp Custard

Golden Apple Crisp Custard
  • 4 cups of golden apples peeled and sliced
  • Grated lemon rind to garnish
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Honey as required
  • Vanilla low-fat yogurt (any flavor)
  • 3 - 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of low-fat granola
  1. Cover a 10-inch pie plate with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl add the apples, lemon rind, lemon juice and honey.
  3. Spread in the dish prepared.
  4. In the same bowl, whip together the yogurt, egg and honey.
  5. Pour over the apples.
  6. Sprinkle with the granola, leaving a 2-inch rim around the edge.
  7. Bake at 350 f for 50-60 minutes or until puffed and golden.
  8. Serve warm.
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