Golden Apple Drink Recipe – (Ambarella Fruit)
Golden Apple Drink Recipe Ingredients:
8 Ripe Golden Apples (Ambarella)
4 Pints Water
4 Tablespoons Over-proof Rum
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon Extract
Sugar to taste
Golden Apple Drink Recipe Preparation:
1. Wash and peel apples (save peel), dice apples into small pieces.
2. Place peel, pulp and seeds into jar.
3. Add sugar, water, rum and extract and stir until sugar is dissolved.
4. Let stand in the refrigerator for two days.
5. Strain and bottle for the refrigerator.
6. Use as needed for relief from cold symptoms.
What is Ambarella (Golden Apple)?
Ambarella (Spondias dulcis) is a tropical tree with an edible fruit. It is commonly called as kedondong (Indonesia), buah long long (Singapore), pomme cythere (Trinidad and Tobago), June plum (Bermuda and Jamaica), mangotín (Panama), juplon (Costa Rica), golden apple (Barbados and Guyana), jobo indio (Venezuela), and cajarana (Brazil). The tree originated in Southeast Asia. It is widely cultivated in Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, and some parts of Africa for its leaves and fruits. The tree bear fruits abundantly from September to mid of January. Ambarella fruits grow in clusters of up to a dozen.
The fruit is oval in shape, green in color with a tough skin. The flesh of the fruit is hard and contains a fibrous pit. The fruit turns golden-yellow when it ripens. It has flavors of pineapple and mango. The hard crunchy flesh is sour and thus, it is often eaten with salt, chili powder, sugar or shrimp paste. Although the fruit can be eaten raw, the ripened fruit tastes the best.
Health Benefits of Ambarella (Golden Apple)
The leaves and the bark of ambarella are widely used as a therapeutic agent as it contains flavonoids, saponin and tannins. The fruit is dense in nutrients and improves overall health. One serving of ambarella fruit provides 48Kcal of energy, 1 gram of protein, 12 grams of carbohydrate, 233 IU of vitamin A, 30mg of vitamin C, 15 mg of calcium, 3 mg of iron and 22 grams of phosphorus. The fruit also contains dietary fiber and Vitamin B complex constituents like thiamine and riboflavin.