Nam Nam is belonging to the Fabaceae family. The tree is native to Malaysia and has been used traditionally as folk medicine. The fruits are kidney shaped.
The pod is edible, with aromatic and juicy yellow pulp, and relatively large seeds. The fruit having a pleasant sweet, sub-acid taste giving a feeling of unripe apple.
The tree has a very long history of cultivation both for food and as an ornament, but only on a garden scale. It is also commonly grown in pots as a bonsai specimen.
They act as natural antioxidants to reduce the risk of inflammation, aging, cancer and cardiovascular disease.