July 13, 2014

Sarawakian Local Delights: Pedada

The Pedada is a fruit tree found in the coastal regions of Sarawak. It is also found in the swampy river banks of most of the rivers in the state.

The fruit has a lovely star like base . It has a long tip. which makes it a lovely fruit to look at. The flowers are white in colour and from afar they look like guava flowers.
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The Fruits are edible and are usually eat raw with a hot chili sambal. The coastal Malays and Ibans love this fruit which is seasonal. Belacan, chillies and dried prawns with lots of onions make a good sambal to go with an afternoon meal of rice and ulam Pedada. Fresh cuts of limes will also make a good side dish. 

The Pedada trees grow easily where the soil is wet and even where the land is flooded by high tide.

fire flies love to hang out . In fact some naturalists also claim that the pedada trees could bring back fire flies if the natural environment can become less polluted.Image may contain: tree, plant, sky, outdoor and nature

Is this available in Sarawak?


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