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Salak (Snake Fruit)


Salak is a kind of palm tree with fruit commonly eaten. He is also known as snake fruit, while the scientific name is Salacca zalacca. The fruit is called a snake fruit because the skin like snake scales.


Scientific classification

Kingdom              : Plantae
Division                : Magnoliophyta
Class                      : Liliopsida
Order                    : Arecales
Family                  : Arecaceae
Genus                   : Salacca
Species                : S. zalacca
Binomial name : Salacca zalacca


The Origin of Snake Fruit

According to Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov, the Russian botanist, ensuring that the fruits of plant origin is the Indo - Malayan.

Habitat of Snake Fruit

Salak thrives in loose soil and moisture, as well as the area affected by volcanic ash.
In further developments, bark cultivated by many countries the Philippines, Thailand, Japan and Queensland. Salak known as snake fruit has more than 20 species.
In Indonesia, one of the main commodity is fruits Bali area. In Bali, fruits continue to be developed as an export commodity. Other areas in Indonesia are also developing fruits are commodities in West Java, South Sumatra and the Moluccas.

Benefit

• The fruit dimanfaakan as table fruit
• Strands of young leaves and leaf stalks skins of fruits can be used as a woven material, though
    of course after the spikes removed fruits first.
• Clumps fruits often planted as a hedge, because thorns fruits nearly impenetrable
• For treatment such as to stop the diarrhea, so if you mostly eat bark will cause obstruction in
   the middle levels.
• Beneficial for healthy skin and nails
• Beneficial for eye health
• Pieces of leaves that have been dried stalk is often used to arm the fence, or to protect the
   fruit from the tree being thieves.
• Skin sometimes bark is also used in traditional china medicine / herbs as medicine

Varieties of Snake Fruits

1. Pondoh
Derived from the Soka village, Sleman, Yogyakarta. It was sweet. Salak popularity in Indonesia Consumer tongue not free from smell and taste, the sweet fresh without feeling Sepat, though the fruit is not quite ripe fruit size even small skin color, until slightly Large / Large, brown skin color kehita-man, s / d yellowish brown, reddish brown s / d Yellow reddish, dark blackish red.

2. Manonjaya
Came from the village of Pasir Batang And Cilangkap Tasikmalaya. It was Varies, from Sweet As Sweet little Sepet watery, not Masir. Fruit Size Varies skin color, from Small, Medium to Large, brown to black

3. Granulated sugar
Came from the village of Karang Asem Sibetan Bali. It was Very Sweet, Sweet. Fruit size fruit flesh color of the skin is relatively thick, small seeds, dark brown and scaly small

4. Bali
Salak Bali is commonly sold all over the island of Bali, and is a popular ruit with both locals and tourists. The fruit is roughly the size of a large fig, and has a crunchy and moist consistency. The fruit has a starchy 'mouth feel', and a flavor Reminiscent of dilute pineapple and lemon juice.

Contents

No amount Kandunga Nutrition
1 Calories 77.0 cal
2 Protein 0.40 g
3 Carbohydrates 20.90 g
4 Calcium 28.00 mg
5 Phosphorus 18.00 mg
6 Iron 4, 20 mg
0.04 mg Vitamin B 7
8 Vitamin C2, 00 mg
9 Water 78.00 mg

The Danger from Snake Fruit

Fruits that taste sepat was not recommended for patients with gastritis and colitis due to tannins in fruits can aggravate the condition of intestinal injury and difficult to digest. Tannins are substances found in plants.

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