Ingredient Name: Wampee or Clausena Lansium (Fresh)
Traditional Chinese Name: 石黄皮 (shí huáng pí)
- 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
- Delicious fruit that can act as a natural sweetener
- The fruit is said to contain anti-oxidants that kill free radicals
- Take in moderation as immediate precautions aren’t not known, however, not too much research has been found on this fruit
- Fresh wampee fruit can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week sealed