Ingredient Name: Wampee or Clausena Lansium (Fresh)

Traditional Chinese Name: 石黄皮 (shí huáng pí)

What is this?
  • The small, oval-shaped fruit of a species of strong scented evergreen trees
  • The plant is usually 3-8m in height and is native to southeast Asia
  • The fruit is 3cm long and roughly 2cm in diameter with a long oval body
  • The color of fruit ranges from brown to yellow skin and has a white pulp and is sweet and slightly tart to taste
  • You can use this in soups or desserts and can also be eaten raw
  • It is a common fruit in China, Vietnam and other south east Asian countries

How do I prepare it?

  • Rinse in warm water before usage
  • Using a flat edge knife, smash the wampee fruit until flat – this also helps release more flavours

Where can I buy this?

  • Available in wet marts as fresh produce in Hong Kong
  • Might be available in supermarkets in Asia and Australia

What is the cost?

  • Relatively affordable

Any benefits?

  • Delicious fruit that can act as a natural sweetener
  • The fruit is said to contain anti-oxidants that kill free radicals

Any precautions?

  • Take in moderation as immediate precautions aren’t not known, however, not too much research has been found on this fruit

Additional Information

  • Fresh wampee fruit can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week sealed