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Ice apple

Locally we call it ‘targula’  Ice apples grow on palmyra palms.  They are encased in round black fruits.  The climber knows when to harvest them. Only tender fruits are fit for eating. 

The top of the fruits is chopped off carefully and inside there will be three ice apples.  They are gently scooped out  These ice apples have a thin yellow skin that some eat.  Mostly they are removed and then you see the ice apples as shown in the photo. 

Ice apples are available here throughout the year. The hawker will do all that is needed but sometimes we get the black fruit home only after the top is chopped. 

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