Mangifera caesia is a species of flowering plant in the cashew family, Anacardiaceae. Common names include jack, white mango, binjai (Malay language), wani (Balinese language), yaa-lam (Thai language), and bayuno (Filipino language). It belongs to the same genus as the mango and is widely cultivated in areas of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Papua New Guinea, Kerala and the Philippines.
Plant Description These are restricted to lowlands about 400m to 800m, requires rainfall. It is found rare in forests and abundant in marshy places. Grows up to 30 m (100 ft) tall with a dense crown of round-shaped leaves. The flowers are purple or pink, 0.7 cm long with five sepals. The fruit is a large, edible, elliptical drupe 10–15 cm (4–6 in) long and 6–8 cm (2–3 in) wide. The skin is thin and brown with darker patches, and the flesh is yellow-white, mushy, and strongly odorous with an acid-sweet or sour taste. Uses The fruit can be eaten dipped in chili and dark soy sauce. It is excellent ingredient for the creamy juices, also for making spice base for chillies sambal which is eaten with river fish. it can also be used in making pickles The wood is used for light construction.
The following is the nutritional value of binjai fruit per 100 grams that is: Water 86.5g, Protein 1g, Fats 0.2g, Carbohydrates including fibers 11.9g, Ash 0.4g, Thiamine 0.08 mg, Beta-carotene 0.005 mg and Vitamin C 58 mg. Total Energy 200kJ/100g.