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Lansium domesticum, also known as langsat, buahluku or lanzones, is a species of tree in the Mahogany family. The plant, which originates from western Southeast Asia, bears edible fruit. It is the provincial flower for the Indonesian province of South Sumatra.

It grows wild in Sumatra forests where a wide and longest river in Indonesia lay across the southern part of Sumatra. The river rises and floods the forest lands for a few months, when it subsides, the flood leaves plenty of fallen leaves and twigs enriching and moistening a large area of the forest bed, resulting in ideal conditions for the plant to grow naturally. Local people will come and harvest it as natural forest produce. They climb up the tree with ripe fruits,  holding with their hands on the smaller branches and shaking it. Mature fruits will fall easily down to the ground. They will then collect it and transport it on a small boat on a nearby river to the villages and sell it. In a good year a 20-year-old tree can produce 100 kg of fruits, however fruiting is often uneven.

Duku or lungsat are two very similar fruits found throughout Asia. They come from the same family, look and taste identical, with one difference. The skin of the lungsat contains a latex substance, which is not poisonous, but causes the skin to stick slightly to the fruit, whereas the duku has no latex and the peel is removed with more ease. Inside, the fruit has 5 segments, some of which has bitter seeds inside. It is a very sweet fruit and can be prepared in a number of different ways, including being canned in syrup or being dried like raisins.

Another variation is the pudding can be made. How fruit can be blended duku dough is then mixed with agar or left intact for the content of the pudding. Chewy texture with flavors of sweet, fresh and slightly sour pudding made even more special and beautiful tampilanya.

Nutritional Value:

Every 100 grams of fruit duku calories contained 70 cal, 1.0 g protein, 0.2 g fat, 13 g carbohydrates, 0.7 g minerals, 18 mg calcium, phosphorus 9 mg and 0.9 mg of iron. 

For the calorie content, mineral and iron duku level higher than that of apples or oranges. Another useful content is a dietary fiber or fiber. One of the substances that are beneficial for the digestive system, prevent cancer of the colon and cleanse the body from cancer-causing free radicals.

Duku fruits derived from woody plant that lives chronic. The tree is native to Indonesia is expected. Others say duku literature comes from Southeast Asia to the west, from the Gulf of Thailand in the west to Kalimantan in the east. Fruit is now widespread throughout almost duku Asia and to become one of the prima donna of tropical fruit

Health benefits of fruit duku:

Duku fruit that looks almost like longan is proved to have some good benefits for health, and here are some of the health benefits of fruit duku for:

1. Skins and seeds of fruits duku able to reduce fever and diarrhea as well as medicine.
2. Duku bark of fruit is capable of treating deadly insect bites.
3. Can be useful as a remedy dysentery.
4. Existing fiber content in fruit can help digestion duku in the body.
5. Duku fruits contain dietary fiber or fiber is beneficial for the digestive system, prevent cancer of the colon and cleanse the body from cancer-causing free radicals.
6. Some people also believe, Duku tree parasites can treat and eradicate cancer cells.
7. In addition, the skin of the fruit is also used to repel mosquitoes with dried and then burned.

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