Ice Apples

My Tamil friends call these 'Nangu'.
Ice apples, in English; but you probably knew.
In Marathi, it is known as 'Tadgola'.
You can have it as a snack, like samosa.

It is the fruit of a particular palm tree.
To be found only along the coastal regions, you see.
Not many people have heard or tasted.
So I'm writing this poem to get you acquainted.

Be very careful while cleaning.
Just like lychees, the same way to be dealing.
You don't want those juices to ooze out.
Let me tell you some more about...

It feels like jelly.
Is cooling for your belly.
A seasonal fruit.
That is just so good.

It has the texture of lychees.
And it looks like something icy.
They're soft and delectable.
But, not always available.

So, when you spot someone selling these.
Stop right there and buy them please.
I paid eighty bucks for a dozen.
And I wouldn't share them with my cousin.

In taste, they're not too sweet.
Almost like tender coconut, it's meat.
Filled with juices, hydrating and succulent.
With the goodness of many antioxidants.

Rich in vitamins.
Containing iron and minerals.
A lot of potassium in there too.
Very good for living cells and tissues.

Unfortunately, these are highly perishable.
But, if unpasteurized country liquor to you is tolerable,
this is the fruit from which they make 'Toddy'.
To me, it smells worse than a dead body.

So, no toddy for me.
But, I'll eat the fruit absolutely.
If you get an opportunity, you must try.
I think I've covered it all, so I'll say goodbye.

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    1. Hey Soni, I’m glad I introduced you to this lovely fruit, then. I hope you get to try these soon. Try the coastal zones. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  1. Ahem That
    Sounds Like
    A Cold Stiff Drink

    Hoping 80 Bucks
    For A Dozen Apples

    Ain’t The Same
    As A Dead




    Oh When

    Trees Grow Free

    With No Fears

    Of Money


    Free TreeπŸƒ 🍎 🌲

    Isn’t It Funny How
    Some Folks Will

    Send Four

    Emoji Hugs

    Yet Are Afraid
    To Dance And Sing
    i Hug You i Hug You
    i Hug You Today

    i Hug



    For You
    Are Human
    Sharing This
    Flesh And Blood

    Today i Bet if God Were
    A Trinity Of me And All
    Of You This Is What

    He Will



    Sing For
    Apples Still Living


    And Free

    Don’t Need Any

    Apple Stiff Drinks





    We All
    πŸŽπŸƒπŸŒ² 🍁

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    1. INR 80 is about $1. So, I paid little about a dollar for 12. But everything works on the principle of haggling and bargaining here. So, I got him to add 3 more to my 12, which made it 80 for 15 pieces πŸ˜‰

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          1. HeHE i Really
            Don’t Know
            Empty Pockets


            The Purchasing

            Agent Hehe i’m

            Only Programmed

            To Give And Every



            A Blue
            Moon Or
            So As Gifted
            By God i Receive



            SMiles That’s All😊

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  2. new to me too. It was good to see them opening the large fruits – are there many ice-apples in one of those big fruits? They do look like lychees, but don’t appear to have a stone in them? Or do they? I really want to try them now.

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    1. Good question, Dawn. The outer part is somehwat like a tender coconut shell and houses a single fruit/ice apple within it. They’re bigger than lychees though…maybe 2.5-3.5 times the size of a lychee.
      Good observation….no stone at all…just a whole lot of juice in the centre πŸ™‚
      I really hope you get to try these out sometime πŸ™‚

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