Java Apple Fresh Fruit Juice(Gud gud jam juice)

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The mercury has been shooting up for a while now here in Manipal and thats when a simple summer delight as a fresh fruit juice comes in handy. Jam is the seasonal fruit of the summer here.  It is available in two varieties – white and pink. Java Apple in english   is called “Gudgud Jam” in Konkani and “Jambu Nerale” in Kannada.(Check wiky)  It is a wonderful fruit which not only quenches the thurst but is also  filling. It is also very juicy and the taste somewhat resembles the sugarcane juice. The Pink variety is fluffy but not as juicy as this and a little tangy as well.  It is in my   neighbour’s garden.

Java Apple tree with Apple  fruit

Fresh Java Apple fruit

What you need to have:

1. White Java Apple fruit – 10 – 12

2. Ginger – 1 ” piece

3. Lemon juice- A few drops

4. Sugar – a little(Optional)

Ingredients of Java Apple  fruit juice

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, clean and chop java Apple  fine to clear any dirt etc.  Also wash and chop ginger and keep aside.

2. Run chopped fruit, chopped ginger and sugar in the mixer till your desired consistency. Strain it and serve chilled with a few drops of lemon. Really cool and soothing for this summer heat.

Ready to serve Java Apple fruit juice

How long it takes: 15 minutes


18 thoughts on “Java Apple Fresh Fruit Juice(Gud gud jam juice)

    Madhu said:
    April 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Something new, never tried jumbo nerale. Looks very refreshing.

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 10, 2010 at 11:34 am

      Hi Madhu,

      Really very refreshing and also cooling in fact!!!!!

    Sailaja Damodaran said:
    April 9, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Interesting fruit..never tasted it

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 10, 2010 at 11:35 am

      Hi Shailaja Damodaran,

      Please try out if you get a chance .

    Srimathi said:
    April 10, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Hi, I have not seen this fruit before. Interesting.

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 11, 2010 at 7:17 am

      Hi Srimathi,

      This tree pictorial is from my garden and since it is garden fresh it tastes some what better than a purchase the super market.

    Ramya R Puranik said:
    April 12, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Jambu Nerale is called JAVA APPLE in English..nice recipe Aunty

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 13, 2010 at 7:01 am

      Hi Ramya,

      Thanx a lot for your information so informative. Do you by any chance know Dr. Raghvendra Puranik from Bangalore????????????

        Ramya R Puranik said:
        April 16, 2010 at 10:37 am

        My husband..

        prathibalrao responded:
        April 16, 2010 at 2:41 pm

        Hi Ramya,

        Oh god its a real surprise. Though i had a strong feeling of the same but was reluctant to directly question you regarding the same.

    shyamala das said:
    April 13, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    hi..this juice i have’nt tasted….i would like to have it in ur house from ur garden fresh fruits…the taste of which is still green in my memory.

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 13, 2010 at 6:41 pm

      Hi Shyamala mam,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments. This juice is really soothing for this hot summer especially in manipal.

    Mona said:
    April 14, 2010 at 12:43 am

    I read that this fruit is also called as Rose Apple or Water Apple too.

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 15, 2010 at 2:31 pm

      Hi Mona,

      Rose apple i think is something different. Just refer wiki.

    K.G.Sankaranarayanan said:
    May 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    During season WE daily eat jambakka( java). It clears the stomoch and rich in vitamin C. It is a gift to Keralites from God., but they neglect it.I am sorry about it.

      prathibalrao responded:
      May 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      Hi Sankaranarayana K.G,

      We too have a big tre in our garden and blooms in plenty in the season may be twice a year. Very sweet and wonderful fruit which is more fiberous and juicy too as you say. All of us love it.

        Rifa said:
        March 11, 2018 at 12:11 pm

        I tried this juice after seeing the recipe here.. Everyone loved it.. It tasted awesome.. Thanks for the recipe.. The thing is sugar mentioned was not enough.. 15 Apples around 5 glass juice.. Had to add more sugar for taste

        prathibalrao responded:
        March 11, 2018 at 4:42 pm

        Hi Shankarnarayana kG , fruits of our tree used to be very sweet and thinking that natural sugar is always better, i avoid adding sugar to fruit juice from health point of view!

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