Chompu is a rose apple or Malabar plum.
Pear-shaped seedless fruit with pink skin
and white firm flesh, similar in texture and appearance to an apple.
When chilled, its pulp is an excellent remedy.
to quench your thirst. There are also white, green and
red, usually the lighter, the sweeter. Season
– from April to June.
Chompu is considered one of the favorite fruits of children. His
no need to peel, there are no pits in it.
Chompu is a tree of the myrtle family, native to eastern India. Long ago
grown in Sri Lanka, Indochina and the Pacific islands.
In 1762 it was introduced to Jamaica and spread to the Antilles,
Bahamas, Bermuda, and the plains of Central and South
America; from southern Mexico to Peru. Since the end of the nineteenth century, it has been cultivated
in tropical Africa, on the Pembe Islands, Zanzibar, Reunion and in
Australia. Although the fruit is called an apple, it does not resemble anything
the fruit we know is neither shape nor taste.
Useful properties of chompu
Fresh chompu contains (per 100 g):
Calories 25 Kcal
Vitamin C 22,3 Potassium, K 123 Vitamin A 17 Calcium, Ca 29 Vitamin
B3 0,8 Phosphorus,
P 8 Vitamin
B2 0,03 Magnesium, Mg 5 Vitamin
B1 0,02 Iron,
Chompu is widely used in traditional medicine of those countries
where it grows. A decoction of yambose bark is used as
a tonic for bowel disorders, and
a decoction of the root of this tree is an excellent diuretic.
The juice from the leaves of the Malay tree serves as a lotion
for face. Fruit pulp and seeds, leaves, bark possess
antimicrobial action; they are also used to regulate
blood pressure and in the treatment of colds.
They taste like sweetened water, and sometimes just
water, odorless and tasteless. Chilled it is wonderful
Pink apple fruits are eaten fresh, stewed
with sugar. They are used to make jams, jellies, syrups.
At home, their halves are often filled with a mixture of rice and meat,
pour over tomato sauce, season with chopped garlic,
and bake for about 20 minutes. They are also canned in
combined with other fruits.
The essential oil is extracted from the leaves. The bark of the tree is rich
Dangerous properties of chompu
Exotic chompu has no contraindications, it can be consumed
to one and all. Of course, it is worth remembering the possibility of an individual
intolerance and that it is necessary to eat the fruit in reasonable
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