Snake  Fruit

Sallacca edulls

Famili : Pamle

Salak (Salacca zalacca, syn. S. edulis, Calamus zalacca) is a species of palm tree (family Arecaceae) native to Indonesia and Malaysia. It is a very short-stemmed palm, with leaves up to 6 m long; each leaf has a 2 m long spiny petiole and numerous leaflets.

Salak : (Snake fruit) has dark-brown shiny tough skin . Originated from Indonesia but now grown in Thailand and Malaysia. The skin looks rough but is thin and easy to peel.


 A ripe salak is always creamy yellow colour and has a sweet acid taste like pineapple. Salak is not juicy which makes them especially convenient to peel and eat. The taste is usually sweet and acidic, but its apple-like texture can vary from very dry and crumbly to moist and crunchy.



 Recently there is newly innovated clone, the Salak Pondos  It is sweeter and allows higher yield.

Salak are about the size and shape of a ripe Fig, usually round with a distinct tip, with an edible pulp



Inside a Salak Fruit consists of  light-tan firm, dry and crunchy lobes. Largest  lobes containing a large inedible seed.

Salak Fruit is also known as Snake Fruit due to the reddish-brown scaly skin.

Food Index : April 02, 2014 01:53:17 PM

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