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The Indian jobo (Spondias dulcis), also known as yuplon, periba, golden apple, Pacific plum, mangotin,[1] Philippine plum and Philippine cyrolero,[2] is a tree of the family Anacardiaceae native to Melanesia and Polynesia and introduced to tropical regions of the Americas, Asia and Africa.

It fruits in clusters of 12 or more cylindrical fruits, each 5 to 9 cm in diameter by 6 to 10 cm in length and weighing up to 380 g; with endocarp covered with irregular thorns, has a smooth and thin skin, green color that turns bright yellow after falling from the tree,[3] very aromatic and succulent pulp of sweet and sour taste,[4] when ripe. It is a fruit widely used to prepare juices, ice creams and liquors, even in industrial processes.[1].

Golden apple origin

The Indian jobo (Spondias dulcis), also known as yuplon, periba, golden apple, Pacific plum, mangotin,[1] Philippine plum and Philippine cyrolero,[2] is a tree of the family Anacardiaceae native to Melanesia and Polynesia and introduced in tropical regions of the Americas, Asia and Africa.

It fruits in clusters of 12 or more cylindrical fruits, each 5 to 9 cm in diameter by 6 to 10 cm in length and weighing up to 380 g; with endocarp covered with irregular thorns, has a smooth and thin skin, green color that turns bright yellow after falling from the tree,[3] very aromatic and succulent pulp of sweet and sour taste,[4] when ripe. It is a fruit widely used to prepare juices, ice creams and liquors, even in industrial processes.[1].

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Golden apple benefits

Its scientific name is Spondias cytherea and its synonym is Spondias dulcis. It belongs to the Anacardiaceae family and is native to the Polynesian islands, from where it was introduced to the tropical countries.

The leaves grow clustered at the ends of the branches. They are deciduous, each one composed of 9 to 25 leaflets or shiny, oval and slightly toothed leaflets. At one point, when the fruits begin to form, the leaves change their color to yellow and fall, leaving the tree with only the fruits.

The fruits are borne on a long stalk, in the form of clusters of 12 or more apples. They are oval, a little irregular and with thin, strong and rough skin. They fall to the ground while still green and hard and the flesh is crunchy, juicy and a little sour. Once ripe, the skin and pulp change to yellow, they are juicier and have a sweet and sour taste.

Golden apple for weight loss

Ambarella is also an important fruit in some Pacific Island countries, e.g. Samoa. The species is so frequently planted in Southeast Asia, even in forest clearings, that it is impossible to distinguish between indigenous and naturalized presence.

Leaves have 4-10 pairs of leaflets, rachis 11-20 cm long, petiole 9-15 cm. Leaflets are ovate-oblong to lanceolate, 5-15 cm × 1.5-5 cm, cartate, unequal at the base, with entire margin, serrate or crenulate and acuminate apex.

The paniculate, terminal inflorescences, which usually appear before the leaves, can be up to 35 cm long. The flowers are cream to white, the pedicel is 1-4 mm long, the calyx lobes are triangular, 0.5 mm long. They have ovate-oblong petals, approximately 2.5 cm × 1 cm.

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Relatives of golden apple are:    Spondias tuberosa, Spondias pinnata, Spondias acida, Spondias novoguineensis and Spondias borbonica, cashew (Anacardium occidentale), mango (Mangifera indica) and pistachio ( Pistacia vera ).

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