Rare fruits are fruits that are difficult to find and rarely grown commercially. Originally, rare fruits are mostly found in the wild forests.
Today, rare fruits are almost forgotten and efforts to raise awareness on the value and importance of these fruits is important. Pos Malaysia's effort in issuing stamps on rare fruits (above stamp issue being the 4th series) does serve as an effort to raise awareness on rare fruits.
The following are being featured in this 4th series :
Passion fruit (Markisa) - This fruit is yellow or purple in colour, tastes a bit sour and sweet, and can be eaten or made into juices. Its pulp may be used as gelatin, flavourings or mixture to yogurt and ice cream.
Custard apple (Buah Nona) - This fruit is usually round or oblong in shape, and gnarled. The skin of this fruit is unique and its flesh has a lot of seeds, has a yellowish look and tastes similar to custard, which may be eaten raw.
Nam-nam fruit (Buah nam-nam) - This fruit has a sour taste when young, and changes into sour sweet when ripe. People do believe that eating this fruit and shoot can heal high blood pressure and diabetes.
Date of Issue : 28 Oct 2013
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 60 sen, 80 sen and RM1.20
Stamp Size : 30mm x 50mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography
A LIL' NOTE
Click the following links for prior stamp issues on rare fruits by Pos Malaysia :
* Series II
* Series III