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Marang

November 18, 2007

Marang is a tree. Its a fruit bearing tree. Its fruit is called by the same name… Marang.

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According to wikipedia:

The Johey Oak (Artocarpus odoratissimus), also called Marang and Tarap, is a tree related to Jackfruit, Cempedak, and Breadfruit, native to Borneo.

It is an evergreen tree growing to 25 m tall. The leaves are 16-50 cm long and 11-28 cm broad, similar to the Breadfruit’s, but are a little less lobed.

The fruit has a strong scent. The fruit is delicious, soft flavoured and can be appreciated from the first bite. The fruit is considered superior in flavour to both Jackfruit and Cempedak.

I love eating Marang.. I’f you’ll ask me to describe this fruit, here’s what i will say..

 Its like a giant sponge ball with small santol-like seeds inside that tastes like atis !

I know some people who would rather eat Durian than Marang. They say marang has a stronger scent than durian. Well, i don’t want to argue with them. I love eating both marang and durian anyway.
Its a seasonal fruit.When its marang season.. you’ll see it almostall over Davao along with other known Davao Fruits such as Durian. Price range P15.00 to P25.00 per fruit.

I’m not a pro when it comes to buying Marang, but what i do is I smell the fruit.. the stronger the scent, the better. Also, my uncle told me this:

Pag tumawid na ng dagat yang marang mahihinog/mabubulok na kagad yan.

Well, i don’t know if that is true. I haven’t tried to bring one to Manila, but i plan to when go home.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. November 18, 2007 11:12 am

    Hahaha. Marang – ulo ng isa namin Physics teachers. Peace Sir Angel!

    Informative article, pwede na ilagay sa textbook.

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