Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rose Apples = Danger Ting!

You guys might not know this, but the common Apple is actually a member of the Rose family. I don't know why. I don't even think thats cool. I think that falls under the useless things to know alongside tomatos being a fruit and the name of every album by Korn (see what I did there?). That being said, the Rose Apple actually looks pretty decent. Originating in South India, the Syzygium Jambos can now be found on almost every continent on the planet, and is known for its strange pear shaped fruit that tastes like weak apple and rose water.  

Wikipedia had this interesting tidbit to ad. Take it away boys! 

"In ancient Sanskrit, the land now called India was referred to by the ancient Indians themselves as Jambudvipa, which is one of the ancient names of India (another being Bhaarata, amongst many others) and for a cursory glance could be mistakenly interpreted as Roseappleland (jambu= rose apple; dvipa = land). This however might be incorrect, as a slight familiarity with some of the epics would show - Jaambuvanta for example was an ancient king who helped Raama in his fight for justice against kidnapping of his wife, and one of the wives of Krschna was daughter of (perhaps another) king Jaambuvanta; the said king, Jaambuvanta represents an evolutionary rung and resemblance to a giant bear. Needless to say his name has nothing to do with this fruit, rose apple, as far as anyone knows - the rose apple is not that well known in north as it would be if this were the case." 

Well there you have it. Rose Apples kidnapped the queen of India and resembles giant Bears. Nice!

Nope I dont see it either...

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