The Lanzones is a popular fruit in Southeast Asia and is currently being introduced to the West, or the Americas. The lanzones comes from a fruit bearing tree and it is scientifically known as lansium domesticum. The fruit is round like orbs about 5 centimeters in diameter and underneath the yellowish skin are five to six slices of sweet or sometimes sour juicy flesh. The flesh are translucent and sweet but rather acidic in taste.
The fruit contains sucrose, fructose and glucose. The lanzones originally hails from the Malaysian Peninsula and better known as langsat. It is cultivated in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam as well as in Malaysia. The fruit has even reached the islands of Hawaii.
The lanzones fruit contain Carbohydrate, Protein, Calcium, Phosphorous, iron, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin and Vitamin C. Aside from being consumed as food and drink, it has antioxidant properties. Among its medicinal properties: the powdered seed are used to reduce fever, the bark is applied to cure malaria and rid of scorpion sting. Its fruit peel is used as a mosquito repellent and a remedy to treat intestinal disorder and diarrhea.
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