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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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ramontchi Flacourtia indica, also known as Governor’s plum, is a shrubby tree of the same genus as lovi-lovi and rukam. Native to India, it was introduced in the distant past to islands of the S. Indian Ocean and is now planted throughout the tropics.

The fruit is like a small red plum in shape, size, and colour. The pulp is yellowish-white, juicy, and usually acid; but some cultivated varieties are sweet enough to be eaten raw. Unripe fruits are good for making jellies, preserves, syrups, and similar products.