Marang is a close relative of jackfruit, cempedak and breadfruit trees. These fruits are rich source of energy and contains lots of carbohydrates eventually broken into glucose. They are mainly cultivated for its fruit in Indonesia, Malaysia Philippines, and southern Thailand. The short shelf-life of the fruit limits its wider use. Although it shares some features of the breadfruit, it does not have the same tolerance capacity and the tree is not cold tolerant. When the fruit is ripe and opened, it should be consumed as soon as possible because it oxidizes quite fast and loses its flavor.
Packed with protein and fat, it is also known as athlete’s fruit and are very much compatible to the banana.
- Fruits are rich in protein, fat, carbohydrates, ash, calcium, phosphorous, iron, crude fiber, retinol, beta-carotene, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, Vitamin A and C.
- These fruits known to calms the symptoms of an irritable bowel and can also relieve or prevent constipation.
- Apart from the pulp the seeds could be boiled or roasted and are quite edible too.