02 July 2010


I was given this fruit of a Salacca zalacca palm recently. Although I have never personally tasted it before, I found the appearance to be very interesting.

Its common name is aptly called the Snake Fruit because the brown scaly appearance resembles the skin of a snake. Actually, in this state, it reminded me more of a pangolin, a photo of which is attached below.
I am keeping it on my table to see if it would split up to reveal the 3-lobed flesh within, each containing an inedible seed.