Friday, May 11, 2018

Doum Fruit in Khobar

Doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica) is a native plant in Arabian Gulf and North Africa region. It is well known for its fruit that is called Doum or Dom fruit (دوم). In Malay or Indonesia, it is called Buah Dzurriyat or Zurriyat or Adam and Hawa (Adam and Eve). People used to believe this fruit is very useful for fertility and vitality.

Doum Fruit
The fruit is like a small coconut with a very hard shell. If you can open it, the inner flesh is like tiny coconut but with less water. The plant itself is like palm or coconut tree. However, it is difficult to find this plant in Dammam or Khobar desert.