Getting to Know Kansu Fruit, the Papua’s Original Fruit Pursued by Many Countries in the World – Kansu fruit, a original fruit of Papua, which many countries in the world are looking for. Papua is one of the islands in Indonesia which is rich in natural resources. Not only non-biological natural resources, biological resources are also very abundant.

One of the famous is Matoa fruit. This fruit, which belongs to the Sapindaceae family, is close to lychees and maples. The taste produced by this matoa fruit tastes like rambutan and lychee fruit, with a sweet and juicy texture.

This one fruit has a lot of nutritional content that is good for health. The content of matoa fruit consists of vitamin C, vitamin E, antioxidants, as well as several other compounds.

As mentioned earlier, Papua has many abundant natural resources. Besides Matoa, it turns out that there is another fruit that many countries in the world are targeting, namely Kansu Fruit.

Then, how are the forms and benefits of this native Papuan fruit? For more details, see the following review.

Papuans used to call Kansu fruit with red fruit. Papuans themselves process the red fruit into powder and capsules, then package it into medicine and sell it to the general public.

Even so, the main potential of this red fruit is traditionally used as a source of vegetable oil or carotenoid oil other than palm oil. This red fruit contains a fairly high fat, namely 35 percent per dry weight so that the fatty acid content is almost the same as cooking oil in general.

This fruit grows a lot in the highlands with an altitude of 2,300 meters above sea level, such as in the valleys of Baliem, Wamena, Arfak, Jayapura, and the Bintang mountains. No wonder it is widely used by its people as various kinds of medicine, ranging from worms, skin diseases, stamina enhancers, to one way to make the body stand the cold of the peak of Jayawijaya.

They often consume red fruit in their daily life so that is what makes them less likely to get diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. In short, this red is the pride of the Papuan people.

One of the lecturers and nutritionist at the University of Cenderawasih (UNCEN), Drs. I Made Budi M.S researched the substances in red fruit.

As the result, red fruit contains tocopherol, alpha tocopherol, carotene (12,000 ppm) beta-carotene (700 ppm), vitamin C, niacin, calcium, fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1, protein, and fats that are beneficial for the health of the body.

In addition, red fruit contains omega 9, omega 6 and omega 3 which play a role in helping the brain work system.

The content in the Kansu fruit is believed to be able to cure several dangerous diseases. Its properties are believed to be able to cure various diseases such as HIV/AIDS, high cholesterol, diabetes, anti-inflammatory, and can even cure cancer. No wonder the Kansu fruit is pursued by other countries to be used   medicine. The processing of this fruit is widely exported to various countries in Asia, Europe, and even Africa because it is rarely found other than in the highlands of Papua.

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