The Yellow Mombin is an exotic fruit.Soft and juicy it is often used to make exotic jam and jellies. The Yellow Mombin is also used in medecine as it has a lot of benefits for the health www.carib-gourmet.com
Yellow MombinScientific name : Spondias Mombin Family : AnacardiaOther names : Hog plum, Jobo, Caja
Where Does It Come From? It is native to the tropical Americas, including the West Indies. The yellow mombin is fairly adaptable to both dry and wet tropical zones but will not grow successfully in areas that are frozen. The tree is about 20 metres high and has been naturalized in parts of Africa, India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. It is rarely cultivated. The leaves are 8 to 12 inches long. The method of propagation is the same as that used for the red mombin, by cuttings of mature wood.
What Does It Look Like? The fruit is ovoid, commonly 2.5 cm length, bright yellow, with thin skin, and an oblong seed of relatively large size. The flesh is yellow, very soft and juicy, with a rather pungent flavour. The mature fruit has a leathery skin and a thin layer of pulp. The seed has an oil content of 31.5%.
How To Use Yellow Mombin?• Fruits are juicy so they are often eaten fresh as thirst quenchers. The taste is sweet and sour.• Occasionally the yellow mombin is used to make juice, concentrate and jellies.• Yellow mombin can also be used in medecine as a febrifuge and diuretic. Yellow mombin jam
Recipe Idea : Yellow Mombin Ice• INGREDIENTS: 4 cups of yellow mombin juice 2 cups of sugar 1 tablespoon of lemon juice• DIRECTIONS: 1. Mix all of the ingredients until the sugar has dissolved. 2. Freeze mixture in an ice cube tray for easy serving. 3. Once frozen, allow to slightly soften and release cubes into blender to crush. When crushed empty into martini glasses or small dessert bowls. 4. For pretty presentation garnish with edible flowers such as orchids
Yellow Mombins Benefits• Results indicated that the yellow mombin pulp contained an important amount of potassium and copper. The antioxidant activity and total phenolic values are higher than those reported for other fruits.• A 100 g portion of yellow mombin pulp can provide more than 37% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A.