Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Buah Cermai

Dear Diary,

Let’s learn about another fruit that I seldom see nowadays. I came across this fruit in abundance on a tree when I visited Rumah Kelahiran Mahathir Mohamad last December. This fruit is called buah cermai. It is yellow in color, sometimes with a little shade of green. It has seed inside and tastes sour. Just thinking of its sourness makes me salivate hihi.

Cermai is usually turned into pickle or jeruk. As for myself who don’t fancy jeruk too much, I usually eat it just like that (raw) or dip with kuah rojak/garam belacan. Once in my teenage years, I went to a relative’s house in Sungai Layar and was introduced to pincuk. Pincuk is a dish made from cermai, chili, shrimp paste (belacan), salt and sugar. It’s hot and sour! Other than these, I don’t know what else can be made from cermai.

Through internet, I learned that cermai’s leaves have medicinal values. It can be used to lower temperature for fever, lower high blood pressure, heal jaundice (kuning) and chicken pox (demam campak). It can also be made into bedak sejuk.

For more information, please refer here.

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maya amir said...

hah! i suke jeruk cermai..tak penah tgk yg raw gini..slalu tgk dah berjeruk:)

Rina NAR said...

wa lamanya i x menjenguk kat ur blog huhuh...miss reading ur interesting stories....

Unaizah said...

Maya - Jeruk i tak minat sgt. Selalu makan cicah dgn garam belacan la... Sekarang you dah boleh imagine buah cermai di pokok hihi.

Rina - Miss you too... Busy baking ek? Patutla your blog pun sunyi sepi.

Ermayum said...

tgk buah pun dah rasa ngilu rafi suka ni :)

Unaizah said...

Ermayum - Ohhh Rafi suka ye... tp susah nak dpt dah sekarang ni.