Entawak Fruit (Artocarpus anisophyllus, Mentawa, Bintawa)

Entawak Fruit (Artocarpus anisophyllus, Mentawa, Bintawa)

Entawak Fruit (Artocarpus anisophyllus, Mentawa, Bintawa)

The Entawak fruit (Artocarpus anisophyllus fruit) is also called the Mentawa fruit or Bintawa fruit.  The Entawak grows in tropical climates such as Indonesia and is found in Malaysia.  It is distantly related to the jack fruit.

Entawak Appearance

Entawak is a yellow or brown round fruit, usually about 3-4 inches.  It has a spiky shell and bulbs of red or bright orange flesh around seeds.

Entawak Fruit Taste

The taste of the inside is sweet in flavor and tastes like a squash or pumpkin.  The Entawak fruit is said have an excellent flavor that is very intense and sweet.   Also, just like a pumpkin, the seeds can be roasted and eaten.

In the video below, the Mentawa fruit taste is described as tasting like green beans but with a sweetness.

Eating papuan or entawak (Artocarpus anisophyllus) in Tamiang Layang in Kalimantan

Entawak Benefits

The Mentawa fruit (Artocarpus anisophyllus) has some good benefits for us.  These are:

  • Contains vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber
  • Entawak seeds are high in riboflavin and thiamin
  • May have anticancer benefits
  • Detoxifies the body

How to Eat Entawak Fruit

Entawak is usually eaten raw.  The seeds can be roasted and then eaten.

Conclusion

The Artocarpus anisophyllus or Mentawa fruit is a sweet fruit providing health benefits.  It is hard to find and is grown in tropical climates such as Malaysia.

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Video Resources

Eating Entawak – Taste

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