Written by Shirley T
Thursday, 04 December 2008 05:24
I learned about Crystal Guava when we went out on gastronomical adventure in Brinchang (a township in Cameron Highlands) Night Market. We came across a plastic packet that held two big apples sized of a handful each. The name as written on a cardboard - Crystal Guava. The seller then explained that this is a special guava only can be found in Cameron Highlands. And he made a small slice for each of us to try. Emm..sweet and crunchy, not too bad.
So, we decided to buy a pack of two which cost us RM10. When I opened the bag, these crystal guavas were actually been peeled off. Being disappointed, I had no chance to see how the fresh one from the tree looks like!
As I ate more and compared with the inner flesh of white color, I realised the white flesh was less sweet compared to the greenish section. Why are green section look transparent and the sweetness taste was like the sugared water, unlike the authentic sweetness from fruits.
When I tried to some search about Crystal Guava on the web, it seems very little write-up about Crystal Guava. But, I have so many questions in my mind. Can you help me?
How does the fresh crystal guava looks like? It is called Cameron Apple? Check out the picture captured below.
Why are they called Crystal Guava and not Cameron Apple then? Puzzle!
Why aren't they selling the crystal guava in fresh form? With skin-off, they are more costly to keep and move.
Are these crystal guava were actually soaked in sugar water and green coloring to provide the artificial sweetness and greenish outer layer?
Is Crystal Guava merely a marketing gimmick for Cameron Highlands?
If you have the same curiosity or clues, please share with us. Thanks a bunch in advance!
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