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Lanzones (langsat) fruit nutrition facts For Life


Lanzone fruit is a sweet, delicious, round to oval shaped berry native to Malayan Peninsular tropical fruiting trees in the Mahogany family. Its refreshingly sweet and tangy flavour is liked by many fruit lovers in the South East Asian countries.

 

Scientific nameLansium domesticum Correa.

It is chiefly grown in the Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Brunei. Some of the common names are Duku, langsat, lansa, langseh, langsep, lansone, or kokosan, etc.

Lanzone tree grows well under tropical humid environments. It is a long erect plant which begins to yield after about 4 years of plantation and continue to bear fruits for over 100 years. Duku, longkong, paete and Jolo are popular cultivars among the farmers.

Small, yellow flowers appear from April to June, which develop into greenish berries in clusters. The fruits are ready for harvesting between August and November when their surface color turns brownish yellow.

Each lanzones berry measures about 3.5 to 4 cm in diameter with thick, hairy outer skin. The leathery skin in raw unripe fruits emits clear milk-like resin.

Inside, the segmented fleshy aril is almost gel-like, semi-translucent. It s flavour is sweet and lightly acidic like longan or lychee, juicy and refreshing. The seeds are soft, bitter and should be discarded.

Health benefits of Lanzones

  • Fresh lanzones fruit carries 57 calories per 100 g of edible portion. It has no saturated fats or cholesterol but composes of good amounts of dietary fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.
  • Fresh arils contain only a fewer polyphenols antioxidant. However, its skin and seeds contain abundant polyphenols. Quantitative analysis showed that lanzone peel had the highest total flavonoids (213.45 mg quercetin/g dried material) among tropical fruits.
  • The fruit is very juicy and refreshing. Its simple sugars, fructose and sucrose, boosts energy and help revitalize through electrolytes, minerals and vitamins.
  • Its fresh arils hold small amounts of Vitamin-C (just 2 mg/100 g).
  • It carries good amounts of dietary fiber, 0.8 g per 100 g. Good fiber diet help control cholesterol levels and body weight.
  • Fresh fruits are very good source of B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folates. These vitamins are essential since they function by acting as co-factors to help the body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
  • Further, it also carries small amounts of minerals like calcium (19 mg), phosphorus (31 mg) and iron (0.9 mg). Being a juicy tropical fruit, it holds good amounts of potassium, an important component of cell and body fluids help control heart rate and blood pressure; thus, it offers protection against high blood pressure and stroke.

 

 

Principle

Nutrient Value

Energy

57 kcal

Carbohydrates

14.2 g

Protein

1 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Dietary Fiber

0.8 g

Vitamins

Vitamin C

2 mg

Niacin

0.9 mg

Riboflavin

0.04 mg

Thiamine

0.008 mg

Electrolytes

Sodium

1 mg

Potassium

275 mg

Minerals

Calcium

19 mg

Iron

0.9 mg

Phosphorus

31 mg

 

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