Marang

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Marang is a popular fruit dessert indigenous in Mindanao and is popularly grown especially in the months of July to September. The fruit looks like jackfruit and seeded breadfruit. It has a strong scent especially when it is ripe. One reason why some people don’t eat it just like the famous Durian.
This is one of the fruits that my children love to eat. Once opened, it should be consumed immediately or in just a few hours as it easily loses flavor and oxidizes. Well, in this case I do not have to worry, for once it is opened I do not expect of a leftover, lol.
This fruit is also nutritious; it contains protein, fat, carbohydrates, crude fiber, ash, calcium, phosphorus, iron, retinol, beta-carotene, vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and ascorbic acid. The seeds are also edible; I just wash it and have it boiled, another plateful of seeds to munch on while watching our favorite tv show.


25 thoughts on “Marang”

  1. I think, Marang is a relative of the Langka (jackfruit). Maybe farmers have them cross-bred to look like langka and smell like durian.

    Not really a fan of durian but I do love langka specially when added in turon and halo-halo.

  2. This would be the first time I have heard of this fruit. If it smells like durian, i would have second thoughts on eating… or even just approaching it. πŸ™‚

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