PLANCONG.COM – Various local fruits in Indonesia. Indonesia has various types of local fruit. Many of them only grow in tropical countries, you know. These fruits are no less refreshing and nutritious than imported fruits. So that our knowledge becomes richer about various local fruits, let’s find out, let’s go!
List of Indonesian Local Fruits
Because they come from their own country, these fruits are relatively easy to find. The price of local fruit is also arguably more affordable because you don’t have to go through a long journey to get to consumers. The following are types of local fruit that are commonly found in Indonesia.
1. Mangosteen (Mangis)
Mangosteen is known as a fruit that is rich in benefits, not only the flesh but also the skin. Mangosteen fruit contains high vitamin E so it is very good for the skin. In addition, the skin of the mangosteen fruit is also believed to be able to reduce high blood pressure.
But to get the benefits of this local fruit peel, you can’t eat it directly. Usually mangosteen peel is extracted and made into multivitamin capsules.
This fruit that has sharp scaly skin has a taste and texture of the flesh that is quite unique. Salak fruit has a sweet and astringent taste. The texture of the flesh of the fruit is thick and has minimal water content so that when you bite it it is quite crunchy.
Salak turns out to be rich in nutrients, you know. It contains protein, carbohydrates, fat, calcium, phosphorus, and iron.
3. Water guava (Jambu Air)
This fruit is quite easy to find especially when it is in season. Water guava can be eaten directly but is often also used as salad. Water guava has a refreshing sweet and sour taste, no wonder this fruit is the right companion for chili salad. Water guava contains vitamin C and vegetable protein so it is good for skin rejuvenation.
Rambutan is a local Indonesian fruit which is considered to have a quite strange appearance. This fruit that is easily found in traditional markets has a very high antioxidant content, you know. Antioxidants are very important to protect the body from free radicals.
Despite its small size, you can’t doubt the nutrients contained in the duku fruit. Duku contains complete nutrition such as carbohydrates, protein, fat, calcium, phosphorus, iron, to various minerals. The advantages of this local fruit can overcome diarrhea to prevent cancer.
Sapodilla fruit is known to have a sweet, legit taste because it contains a lot of sugar. Although it is a local fruit, this one is a bit difficult to find. The benefits of sapodilla fruit are that it can maintain the health of blood vessels to prevent premature aging because it contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and antioxidants.
7. Persimmon (Kesemek)
Persimmon fruit is also a type of local Indonesian fruit that is a bit difficult to find. Even so, the persimmon fruit has a characteristic that is the fruit is covered in white flour like powder. Persimmons are good for teeth because they contain fluoride.
8. Grapefruit (Jeruk Bali)
Usually oranges are small in size but different from Bali oranges. This local fruit has a fairly large size. Because of its size, the peel of the grapefruit is often used as a children’s toy. Grapefruit contains flavonoids, pactin, and lycopene which are very good for lowering cholesterol levels, preventing anemia, and even reducing the risk of heart disease.
Apart from the local Indonesian fruits mentioned above, there are actually many other local fruits. Hunting for various kinds of local fruit from the archipelago, you can really make it your travel destination. Besides being healthy, of course, you can also enjoy Indonesia’s natural wealth from a variety of fruits.