Lanzones – Exotic Fruit with Big Health Benefits

Lansiumparasiticum, also known as langsat (/ˈlɑːŋsɑːt/) or lanzones, is a species of tree in the Mahogany family. The plant, which originates from western Southeast Asia, bears edible fruit. It is the provincial flower for the Indonesian province of South Sumatra.

Lanzones per 1 serving contain 86.5 g of moisture, 0.8 g of protein, 9.5 g of carbohydrates and 2.3 g of fiber. Additionally, this fruit contains 20 g of calcium, 30 g of phosphorus, 13 IU of vitamin A, 89 mcg of thiamine, 124 mcg of riboflavin, 1 g of ascorbic acid and 1.1 mg of phytin per 1 serving.


Lanzones fruit is an incredible source of fiber. A hundred grams of lanzones has more than 2g of fiber and that is 6% of the recommended dose per day for men and 8% for women. Fiber is never enough for our bodies and it relieves the digestive track problems and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Only the flesh of the lanzones fruit is edible, not the seeds or the peel.


Lanzones are also a source of B vitamins and an especially good source of riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2. A 3 1/2-ounce serving of lanzones has 124 micrograms of riboflavin, or 8 to 11 percent of the RDA for riboflavin for adult men and women, which ranges from 1,100 to 1,600 micrograms for women and 1,300 micrograms for men.


Lanzones also plays a vital role in keeping mucous membranes and skeletal tissues healthy. Carotene is one of the most powerful antioxidants, which is also found in Lanzones. It keeps your body cells healthy preventing deadly diseases from occurring such as cancer and other serious illnesses.

The yellowish skin is easy to peel, revealing a near translucent, segmented flesh underneath. The lanzones taste is almost akin to that of a grapefruit, though slightly less bitter, and not overflowing with juice. According to report, it contain approximately six percent lansium acid, a toxic substance applied on arrow tip. Lasium acid can also be found in bark and can kill frogs by stopping heart beat.

Green seeds are present in around half of the segments, usually taking up a small portion of the segment although some seeds take up the entire segment’s volume. In contrast with the sweet-sour flavor of the fruit’s flesh, the seeds are extremely bitter.


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