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  Mangrove Apple

 

Thailand

The fruit of the Mangrove Apple, a species of Sonneratia mangrove, with the binomial name Sonneratia alba. This circa 4 centimeters large, green, leathery berriy, with a star-shaped base, contains tiny, white seeds. They are are flattened and buoyant, and when ripe the fruit is edible and is said to taste like cheese.