We love Mangiferas and to find these made us very happy and curious. Kwini is super sweet and has an amazing Jungle Mango aroma. It has a distinct strong spicy taste accompanied by a smell that will turn our head on the market and fill our room when we take them home. Unlike other wild M. species it is edible close to the skin as well. Our favorite wild Mangifera so far.
Also called matoa or kristal, a relative of lychee. The fruit is bigger, about 4-5 cm long. The dark purple-brown skin is hard and breaks on pressure to reveal the thick flesh around the seed. The taste is sweet with a wildness that reminds me of durian. Locals also eat the seed roasted or boiled.
For a month we were avoiding the brown salak in Borneo because we don't like the astringent taste it usually has. Then a vendor gave me one from Java as a gift and I was blown away. It has a flowery sweet typical salak taste, with NO astringency at all.