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Lillypilly


Introduction of Lillypilly fruit


            Scientific name - Syzygium luehmannii


Syzygium luehmannii commonly known as Lillypilly is a medium-sized coastal tropical forest tree inhabitant to Australia. Commonly grown for the edible fruit, they are an ornament tree in addition. Some of the other names include: Riberry, Small Leaved Lilly Pilly, Cherry Satinash, Cherry Alder, or Clove Lilli Pilli. The fruit of this tree is known as Ribbery and it matures from December to February; being a pear shaped red berry, they grow to 13 mm long, covering a single seed, 4 mm in diameter. Flanked by the Macleay River in New South Wales to near Cairns in tropical Queensland, they grow on volcanic soils; they are sometimes deep and sandy.


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Nutritional Value of Lillypilly fruit


Energy 325kJ / 100gm
H2O 82 gm / 100 gm
Protein 0.9 gm / 100 gm
Fat 0.4 gm / 100 gm
Carbohydrates 18.4 gm / 100 gm
Total Sugar 3.3 gm / 100 gm
Fibre 6.8 gm / 100 gm
Na 11 mg
K 250 mg
Mg 48 mg
Ca 100mg
Fe 0.9 mg
Zn 0.2 mg
Cu 0

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Lillypilly fruit Uses


In general, the fruit is used to make a jam that has a unique flavor and it is commonly used in other items like sauces, syrups and confectionaries. Loaded with high levels of essential oils, in order to bring the culinary attributes, it is recommended that the fruit is consumed with other ingredients. They are also added to fruit salads, savory salads, ice creams, salsas, pureed and used as a soak for meats and seafood and served flanking hard cheeses, such as cheddar, manchego and aged gouda.


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Lillypilly fruit Facts


Botanically classified as Syzygium Australe, there are more than 50 Lilly Pilly species and each tree bears fruits that vary in color, size and flavor. The most fit for human consumption species of Lilly Pilly berries, Syzygium luehmannii, also happens to be the sweetest one.


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Health Benefits of Lillypilly fruit


L. Pilly was used by the native aborigines for its anti-bacterial properties. In addition, it also had great healing components present in it. Rich in vitamin C, it has good astringent properties that improve the firmness of the skin which in turn helps your skin look radiant and youthful.


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