Pulasan is scarcely found on sale except an occasional appearances on hypermarkets and roadside stalls. It is a seasonal fruit and available around the middle of the year.
I do wish they would plant more pulasan trees. I prefer pulasan than rambutans. However, price is a factor.
The above pulasan was bought from the Tapah rest stop. A bunch cost RM11 when the same number of rambutans will cost only around RM3.
The skin is thick red with tiny soft thorns or spikey. It has a single seed with white flesh. Unlike rambutan, the flesh easily come off from the seed. The taste of the pulasan is mildly sweet with almost no sourish taste.
I google for pulasan and as usual not much is written about this fruit. We have so many types of tropical fruits that are confined within South-East Asia. It is a pity that all these exotic tropical fruits aren’t introduce around the world. Many of them are certainly hardier than all those berries and good for export, aren’t they?
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