Origin - The langsat fruit originated in western Malaysia.
Scientific Name - Lansium domesticum
Ethnic Names - In Thailand, it is called longkong or duku; in Malaysia, it is called langsat or duku-langsat; in the Philippines, it is indeed known as lanzones.
Langsat fruit is rich in phosphorus and vitamin B, in addition to the minerals and vitamins given in the table this fruit also contains around 7.7 g -14.3 g of Carbohydrate and 0.5 g - 0.8 g of protein.
|Vitamins (Per 100 g)|
|Vitamin C||4.1 mg - 13.3 mg|
|Minerals ( Per 100 g)|
|Calcium||10.8 mg - 18.2 mg|
Langsat fruits are usually eaten fresh, but may be canned in syrup. This plant is cultivated during tropical climates in Southeast Asia, South America and India. Seedless sections can be dried like raisins, which are done in the Philippines.
The Plant is widely used for medicinal purposes. The fruit peel is dried and burned to repel mosquitoes; it is also used to treat intestinal parasites and diarrhea. Powdered seeds are used to reduce fever, and the bark is used to treat malaria and scorpion stings.