Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Fruits in August...

Well, it is the first of August 2007. It is already afternoon and I have not seen the sun as yet. It has been a hazy day. I believe the haze is back and the weather would not be as healthy as when you see the blue sky and the sun shining with clouds all over. It is also the fruits season at this part of the world. From Durian, Dokong, Logan to Mango and Mangosteen are on the market everywhere. As for Durian the King of the fruits you would not miss it for it smell a distance away as you approach the place where this King of the Fruits are sold. Normally when fruits are aplenty, it is also a time people especially the kids get sick with cough, flu or fever. I do not know why but it always like that when there are plenty of fruits around. Perhaps we are overdosed with the vitamins. I just do not know. It is not a serious illness but just that your body is not at a hundred percent fit. Anyway it it nice to see those tropical fruits in abundant everywhere, in quantity as well in quality. This shows that our farmers are having a good crops this year and with the help of science and technology the harvest has been of good quality.

The about images are of the Mango and the Mangosteen. I do not know how these two fruits got its western name. Mango in our language is Manga, that I could understand as to how the English for this fruit is Mango but as to Mangosteen, the Malay word for this fruit is Mangis, so how it became Mangosteen I just do not know. Your guess is as good as mine. Mangosteen is a really refined fruits, fleshy and very sweet. Together with the Mango it made great dessert.

One things about tropical fruits is that it could not be kept for a long time like apple and other temperate climate's fruits. So the season is short and once bought had to be consumed as soon as possible. Well that is the tropic where with humidity things especially fruits get rotten fast. Anyway I love tropical fruits and enjoy eating everyone of it when it comes in season. Have a nice day.

11 comments:

SuperWeightKoalabear said...

too heaty pak! too heaty! well, sometimes, too cooling... and most of the times, 'masuk angin'!

Pak Idrus said...

superweightkoalabear, thanks for the visit and that colorful comments. Well it is the tropic and this is a country that we call home. I visited you blog and found it to be colorful and interesting. Do keep blogging and have a nice day. Take care.

Fauziah Ismail said...

Salam Pak Idrus
Mangosteen is my favourite fruit despite the staining effect of its skin.
Unfortunately, we do not have a mangosteen tree at the house in JB (instead we have rambutan trees and a solitary durian tree).
And the first time I saw a mangosteen tree was when I was already working.

lasilasi said...

tropical fruits are exotic - interestingly sweet and flavourful. love them lots!

Pak Idrus said...

fauziah, thanks for the visit and the comments. I think this fruit Mangosteen has been overlook for its taste, texture, and presentation. I hope someone would look further and exploit its full potential as an export oriented Malaysian fruit, especially for the fine dine aspect in major world hotels or fine dine restaurants. It do made great dessert especially so when cut into two and displayed on a white china. It has a class of its own, a sort of a mystic touch of the orient.

It is not too late to plant a tree at your JB's house. The Mangosteen tree last forever and ever and the tree with its glossy leaves made a great landscape as well. Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

lasilasi, thanks for the visit and the comment. Tropical fruits are a gift of nature. Agreed it is exotic and it made great dessert as well. When done as a display, it gives pleasure for the eyes as well. Most of tropical fruits has medicinal properties, thus other than its provide nutrition, its also help the healing of the body. Have a nice day.

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tommy said...

oh..Durians i love the most!but to bad im having my flu for almost 2 weeks..well at Shah Alam there's a Durian Festive at the Consumer Day where u only have to pay rm5 and eat durians as mush as u can!!

shah(SHAH APANDI ANJANG DAIM) said...

well Pak Idrus,
we also have durian and mangosteen in Yanbu, Saudi Arabis. but it comes all the way from Thailand.

I miss this year durian season.

Pak Idrus said...

tommy, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on Durian that we Malaysian love so much. Sorry about that flu, sickness is a way our body system check on our health. That mean you are OK, so once you recovered, you can go Gila with the delicious Durian, a gift of nature for our species. And enjoy it. Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

shah, thanks for the visit and I am glad that you get to eat Durian in a faraway land of the Saudi. It does not matter where it comes, it is still durian. Have a nice day.