Maprang is native to Southeast Asia. A large tree to 18 m tall with a dense crown and straight trunk. The maprang seed is edible as well, but the seed I tried was quite bitter. The young leaves are also edible and used in salads. Even though it’s not a plum, it’s easy to think of it as a “tropical plum.”
The fruit resemble a miniature mango and have a small, single seed. The flavor is similar to a mango and the texture is similar to a plum. It’s in the same family as mango.
Maprang is an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, and beta-carotene. The fruit also contains some calcium, iron, and phosphorous.