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Introduction -
Velvet Tree or Mabolo is native to Philippines. It is also known as Peach Bloom in India, or Sagalat in Malaysia. The Velvet apple is also known as Mabola, it is closely connected to the persimmon fruit family. About the size and shape of an apple, with mildly sweet flavored, somewhat mealy, flesh. The red coloured fruits are highly esteemed in some areas, but hardly known in most parts of the world.

Common:The Velvet Apple or Mabolo is a medium in size with regularly grown in evergreen forest and tree native to the Philippines. It produces a beautiful velvety reddish orange fruits with all the size and shape of an apple and covered with a velvet-like skin. The fruit have a pleasant mildly sweet taste, similar to a peach fruits, but it have an odor that is similar to a mild to strong cheese, that some people find unlikable.

Scientific Name:Diospyros blancoi

Velvet apple 

There are a number of uses of mabolo plant and fruits, for the reason that of its commercial value. It is a very useful plant in apple varieties; it contains nutritional benefits and medicinal functions as well. The parts of the mabolo plants for this purpose are the leaves, bark, and the roots.

Now, Uses of fruit can be varied from country to country. For example, in countries in the Southeast Asia, diarrhea and dysentery are treated by extracting the juice of the unripe mabolo fruit. In Bangladesh, preparations of the mabolo leaves and bark are being used as cleanser, mainly as eyewash and also used as an solution for snakebites. It is alsoused for mabolo preparations function to address heart ailment and hypertension.

Uses  of Mabolo Plant and Fruits 

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The various Jackfruits are distinguished as botanical species rather than as cultivars. The following are those most utilized for food:


Several species of the genus Ebenaceae family have edible fruits, all of them with constant four-fold sepals.. A fairly cheese-like odor is specified from the velvety skin but is absent in the soft white flesh which has a rich banana-apple-like flavor.

The fruit squash of mabolos grown in Cuba and found them to be characterize by many esters, mostly benzyl butyrate (33.9 %), butyl butyrate (12.5 %) and (E)-cinnamyl butyrate (6.8 %) [224].


2.Diospyros blancoi

Diospyros blancoi or Kamagong is a plant directly related to the ebony tree and the persimmon family. It is edible fruit has a skin covered in a fine, velvety fruit which is usually reddish-brown, and soft, creamy, pink flesh, with a taste and smell comparable to fruit cream cheese .It is native to the Philippines with Its tree known as Kamagong.

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Current Facts:
The average calorie value of an velvet apple is somewhere between 70 and 80 calories with approximately 20 grams of carbohydrate and 15 grams of acid molecules. Velvet Apples are rated short on the glycemic index which means they supply a steady stream of sugar to the blood rather than a sudden point. Other apple nutrition facts point to that apples are a good source of potassium, fiber and vitamins A and C. They also hold small amounts of iron, calcium and phosphorus.

Among all fruits and vegetables, vitamins are rigorous in the skin, so you will get more nutrition from the Velvet apple if you eat it skin and all, but even if you don't like the skin, the apple is still packed with nutrition, so eat it anyway with or without the skin.

Nutrition of Velvet apple

Medicinal Uses :

  • Decoction of howl and leaves are used for skin problems. You can either drink or transfer the tea on your bath water.
  • Decoction of howl is used as a remedy for cough.

Culinary Uses :

It is eaten fresh, as a dessert and for making drinks.

Other Uses :

Use for making wooden combs and utensils.

Fruit comparison tables. Overview of vitamin and mineral content including nutrition charts of the Velvet apple.

Nutritive value per 100 g of Velvet apple
Principle Nutritive value
Fat 0.22-0.38 g
Protein 0.75 g
Sugar 11.47 g
Potassium 303 mg
Sodium 110mg
Carbohydrates 5.49-6.12 g
Fiber 0.74-1.76 g
Calories 504

1.Red Velvet Cake Recipe


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, presifted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 bottle red food coloring
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Red Velvet Cake Recipe


Cream mutually the shortening and sugar. Add eggs, single at a time, beating after adding each egg. Alternate adding flour and buttermilk, mixing on medium until mix together. In a separate bowl, mix the cocoa, vanilla, and food coloring. Then fill up the food coloring bottle with water and add the water to the mix. Add this to the Red Velvet cake batter. Dissolve the baking soda and vinegar in a small bowl. Add to the cake batter and mix.

Pour the Red Velvet cake beat into two greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Velvet Apple Bubble Bath Recipe


  • 5 drops green apple fragrance
  • 1 quart (4 cups) distilled water
  • 1 (4oz) bar castille soap (humectant) (grated or flaked), you can also use 1 cup unscented shampoo as an alternative to the castille soap.
  • 1 1/2 ounces liquid glycerin (skin moisturizer)
  • 5 drops green food coloring (optional)

Velvet Apple Bubble Bath Recipe


Mix all the ingredients together. Store in a container. Pour in running water

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