Nutritional Facts of Fruit

Wax apple

Wax apple

Major Growing Areas

Wax apples, also known by other names such as water apples and cloud apples, are a tropical fruit native to the Malay Peninsula. They are commonly cultivated in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Taiwan. In the 17th century, the Dutch introduced wax apples to Taiwan, where Pingtung is now the most reputable growing region on the island.


Wax apples come in many varieties. Their colours range from the original red and green to dark red, white and pale green as seen in the new varieties.

Nutritional Values

Wax apples are a low–fat, low-energy fruit and rich in water content.

Per 100 g (Approx. 1 medium-sized wax apple)
Energy 35 kcal
Sugar 6.7 g
Vitamin C 11.0 mg
Dietary Fibre 1.0 g

Buying Tips

A peasant jingle states that wax apples should feature glossy, spotless and powderless skin and a deep-coloured base with a wide calyx end.

Interesting Titbits

The names of wax apples vary from place to place. In Hainan, wax apples are called "Putong", which comes from the sound of the fruit makes when it falls to the ground from a tree once ripe. In Guangdong, it is called "Mianhuaguo", which literally means "Cotton Fruit".

One Serving of Fruit is Equivalent to:

2 small-sized wax apples

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