A rich haul from kumara paravatha trek
Wild fruits and nuts collected from the forest floor during Kumara Parvatha (forest hill) trek, Kukke Subramanya, Western ghats, Dakshina Kannada. Mar 2009
1. (Local name: Chattu Pulzhi (?) Thulu language)
2. Myristica fragrans, Nut meg, (Local name: Ramapatre)
3. Careya arborea, Wild guava, (Local name: kavalu, daddala)
4. Gooseberry, Amla, (Local name: nelli kayi)
5. Strynchnos nuxvomica - (Local name : Kasaraka), Poisonous
6. Local Name: Amate Kayi
7. Careya arborea, Wild guava, (Local name: kavalu, daddala)
8. Looks like Careya arborea
9. Local Name : Kempeerekai
10. Myristica fragrans, Nut meg – (Local Name: Rama-patre)
Nutmeg is the actual seed of the tree, roughly egg-shaped and about 20 mm to 30 mm (1 inch) long and 15 mm to 18 mm (¾ inch) wide, and weighing between 5 g and 10 g (¼ ounce and ½ ounce) dried, while mace is the dried "lacy" reddish covering or arillus of the seed. This is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two different spices.
The outer surface of the nutmeg bruises easily.
The pericarp (fruit/pod) is used in Grenada to make a jam called "Morne Delice". In Indonesia, the fruit is also made into jam, called selei buah pala, or sliced finely, cooked and crystallised to make a fragrant candy called manisan pala ("nutmeg sweets").
The most important species commercially is the Common or Fragrant Nutmeg Myristica fragrans, native to the Banda Islands of Indonesia; it is also grown in Penang Island in Malaysia and the Caribbean, especially in Grenada. Other species include Papuan Nutmeg M. argentea from New Guinea, and Bombay Nutmeg M. malabarica from India; both are used as adulterants of M. fragrans products.
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