Sunday, July 25, 2010

POKOK MALINJA

This is the fruit of the Malinja tree. When young the fruit is greenish, then it turns yellow, orange and finally maroon when ripe (as in the picture below). The skin of the fruit is peeled and washed before it is cut into thin slices which will then be deep fried. The crackers which have a slightly bitter taste is delicious.

Scientific name: Gnetum gnemon

Family name: Gnetaceae

Malay name:

Gnetum gnemon: Belinjau(3)

Gnetum gnemon: Malinjau

Gnetum gnemon: Melinjau

Gnetum gnemon: Melinjo

Gnetum gnemon: Meninjau(5)

Gnetum gnemon: Tangkil

English name:

Gnetum gnemon: Gnemon tree

Gnetum gnemon: Malinjau

Gnetum gnemon: Spanish joint fir(3)

Scientific names:

Gnetum gnemon: Gnetum acutatum

Gnetum gnemon: Gnetum gnemon(4)

Gnetum gnemon: Gnetum gnenum

Gnetum gnemon: Gnetum vinosum

Family:

Gnetum spp: Gnetaceae fml
The Buah Melinja is also known as Buah Cokok.
How the fruit looks like after the skin is removed.
This is how the Cokok tree looks like.
This is the packet of Malinja crackers that I bought from the Pasar Tani. It tastes bitter sweet. Very delicious.
To find out more about the Buah Malinja, please go to: http://bilikini.blogspot.com/

1 comment:

nswong said...

Scientific name: Gnetum gnemon
Family name: Gnetaceae
Malay name:
Gnetum gnemon: Belinjau(3)
Gnetum gnemon: Malinjau
Gnetum gnemon: Melinjau
Gnetum gnemon: Melinjo
Gnetum gnemon: Meninjau(5)
Gnetum gnemon: Tangkil
English name:
Gnetum gnemon: Gnemon tree
Gnetum gnemon: Malinjau
Gnetum gnemon: Spanish joint fir(3)
Scientific name:
Gnetum gnemon: Gnetum acutatum
Gnetum gnemon: Gnetum gnemon(4)
Gnetum gnemon: Gnetum gnenum
Gnetum gnemon: Gnetum vinosum
Family:
Gnetum spp: Gnetaceae fml