Back in November, I wondered what the fruit of my Murraya paniculata (Orange Jasmine) tasted like. Well, my wait is over. The fruits are finally ripe.
The ripe fruits look sort of citrus-like. They have dimpled skin and a shiny texture. I pulled some from the plant and brought them home to taste them. I thought I should cut the fruit instead of just biting into them. I’m glad I did. There isn’t much flesh to these fruits. They’re mostly made up of large seeds. I didn’t actually chew the fruit or swallow any part of it. I just tasted the juice. It wasn’t as sweet as I expected. It just sort of tasted plant-like. Nothing special. And I guess they aren’t poisonous since I didn’t die. I’ll record that for the internet: Is Murraya paniculata poisonous? No. No it isn’t.