Wednesday, June 27, 2018

tepurang -

Tepurang or pupia (Momordica cochinchinensis) is a kind of fruit plant members of the tribal labu-labuan (Cucurbitaceae) originating from Southeast Asia. This plant is still related to the peria. The other name is pakurebu (Sulawesi), teruah or torobuk. In Vietnam it is known as gấc. The Chinese know him as mùbiēguǒ ( ). In English referred to as Baby Jackfruit, Spiny Bitter Gourd, Sweet Gourd, or Cochinchin Gourd.

Vines, can be found starting from lowland forests (up to 1000 m) in Indochina to northeastern Australia. The fruit is used as special food in Vietnam at Tet celebration because it is only available in certain season. The size of the bunch is slightly rounded, the size of a tennis ball with a serrated surface, like a durian or a peria, but bright red. It feels a bit bitter.

This fruit is known as a very good source of vitamin A, as well as its seeds.