Ever heard of Matoa fruit? Perhaps most are still unfamiliar with this type of fruit, even though this Matoa is one of the original fruits from Indonesia. Matoa tree which can be up to 18 meters high is mostly found in Papua. Because of its nature that can grow well in all regions, both in the lowlands and highlands makes Matoa can be found in several other areas such as Sulawesi, Maluku, Sumatra and even Java.
Matoa fruit has an oval shape resembling quail eggs and can be up to the size of betel nuts. The chips are more like passion fruit skin but thinner. Green if the color is not ripe and will be brownish maroon when ripe. This pulp is chewy, clear and runny like longan fruit. What makes this fruit unique is its taste consists of a mixture of longan fruit, rambutan, and durian.
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Not only unique to its taste, Matoa fruit also has several benefits for the human body including:
1. Help Meet the Needs of Vitamins and Minerals
This fruit is rich in vitamin C which is useful for maintaining the immune system and vitamin E which can help maintain skin health and male fertility. This fruit also contains mineral patterns such as calcium and potassium which are good for bone growth as well as teeth.
2. Matoa Fruit Helps Prevent Chronic Disease
Other benefits of Matoa fruit are counteracting chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. This is because in this fruit also found tannins that contain anti-oxidants and play an important role in fighting free radicals that are harmful to the body.
3. Matoa fruit is good for fighting germs
Come on, eat Matoa fruit if you want to avoid infectious diseases such as respiratory and urinary tract infections, because this fruit is able to prevent germs from entering and growing in the body.
4. Can Reduce High Blood Pressure
Papuan typical fruit is also able to help control high blood pressure, not even just the flesh, extracts from seeds and leaves are proven to help reduce high blood pressure.
Now we discuss the price, yes, because it is still relatively rare in Java, this fruit which has many benefits can be priced at Rp. 50,000 – Rp. 70,000 / kg. It is quite expensive compared to other fruits, but it will pay off with its unique taste and the many benefits it has.
Now that’s the fruit of Matoa or Pometia Pinnata typical of Papua and its properties. How? Interested in trying the taste? Or even interested in cultivating it?
Source : Beritapapua