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Langsat Fruit

What is Langsat Fruit

The langsat scientific name is Lansium domesticum from family Meliaceae. It native to the Malaysia. The fruit outer diameter from 2 to 5 centimeter in shape oval or oval oblong. Flesh was covered by yellowish leathery skin. There are 5 or 6 segments of fragrant translucent, juicy flesh. The flesh taste with the sweet sour flavor although the ripe langsat is sweeter. In each segment ,you can found the extremely bitter of green seed. HJow to find the sweeter langsat fruit? The smaller darker langsat is the sweeter then larger fruit.


Varieties of Langsat Tree

Varieties of lansium domesticum fruit in Malaysia . Below shown variety and its differential between:

-round shape with thick pale yellow rind. It is bigger size then langsat and dukong,sweeter than langsat. It is among the biggest size comparable to Dukong and langsat.

-egg shape fruits with thin yellowish leathery cover by soft hair, there is latex when peal off. It is rougherthen duku, and green colour seed . The flesh was strong bitter taste. It is smaller then dukong and duku

Dokong or Longkong
-The thick rind in pale yellowish colour. There is no latex while peal off. Dokong is a hybrid of duku and langsat with very few seeds. This is the more expensive among Duku, langsat and Dukong. I personnaly recommend to try it out.

How the Langsat Tree look?

The langsat is a tropical fruit. The best location to plant the fruit is at hill from 600 to 800 meters, such as Balik Pulau, Penang and Johore Malaysia. Besides., its needs good drained system and a humid atmosphere. The tree can grown up from 6 meter to 12 meter. The evergreen leave long 20 to 50 centimeter. The flower in colour pale yellow. The fruit season at Malaysia from June to July or December to January and state planted huge is Johore, Perak, Kelantan and Penang.

Langsat Fruit Product/Recipes

The langsat had extracted to produce quality product such as commercial langsat scrub ,candy langsat syrup as well as a juice. Some localism even cook the fruit with others vegetable as d food.

Why Langsat Fruit Benefits to  Body?

Langsat fruit consist of limonoids which contain a cancer fighting element and protect our lung .The leaves of langsat used to cure the inflammation of eye. The table below shown the nutrition:

Nutritional Value Per 100 g
Moisture 86.5 g
Protein 0.8 g
Carbohydrates 9.5 g
Fiber 2.3 g
Calcium 20.0 mg
Phosphorus 30.0 mg
Carotene (Vitamin A) 13.0 I.U.
Thiamine 89 mcg
Riboflavin 124 mcg
Ascorbic Acid 1.0 mg
Phytin 1.1 mg


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