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Syzygium samarangense (syn. Eugenia javanica) is a species in the Myrtaceae, native to PhilippinesIndiaIndonesia and Malaysia. Common names include wax applelove applejava applechomphu (in Thai), Mận (in Vietnam), bellfruit (In Taiwan), Jamaican Apple (inJamaica),jambu air (in Indonesian), water applemountain applejambu air ("water guava" in Malay), wax jamburose applebell fruit,makopatambis (Philippines), and chambekka in Malayalamjamrul (in Bengali), and jumbu (Sri Lanka). It is known as jamalac in French, and zamalac in the French-based creole languages of MauritiusRéunionSeychelles and other Indian ocean islands.The wax apple tree also grows in the Caribbean. On Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, the fruit is called kashu Sürnam in Papiamentu, which means ‘cashew from Surinam’, while in Surinam the fruit is called curaçaose appel (‘apple from Curaçao’ in Dutch), in Trinidad and Tobago it is known aspommerac, while in the Dominican Republic a small sub-species of the wax apple is known as cajuilito, or small cashew. 
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Quick Tip by . April 29, 2011
This fruit looks like wedding bells! I love the color as well as the fruit itself. A beautiful & cheerful fruit. In Indonesia and Malaysia, it is one of the ingredients in making fruit salads. Jambu Air may also be popularly known as the Rose Apple and Love Apple.      Since it's Prince Andrew & Kate Middleton's wedding today, this is certainly the fruit of the day!!!
Quick Tip by . April 24, 2010
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I love Jambu Air. Looks like wedding bells and tastes as sweet as romance! Try it & you'll fall in love with these love apples!
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