Have anyone of you heard of Buah Bilak, bael fruit or stone apple (Aegle marmelos)? This exotic fruit has a smooth and super hard woody shell that must be cracked with the help of a hammer or machete.
It has a pleasant aroma, just like eating the marmalade and smelling of roses and citrus. The yellow pulp of bael fruit is very fibrous and the seeds can be found in the slimy mucilage.
Bael fruit is used in traditional medicine in India and its medicinal values had been reported here.
My mom accidentally planted this bael fruit tree in her garden. All this while, my mom thought it is a fig tree as the fruit seller told her so, and now the truth has been revealed. It bear a lot of fruits.
By the way, are Gelinggai and Bilak the same fruit or they are different? Please enlighten me.