Duku Fruit is a fruit that looks a lot like Longan Berries and has a similar taste, but they are bigger and have multiple pieces of fruit inside that are sweet and tasty… with lots of health benefits.
Duku Fruit can be found in South East Asia usually in March… but they don’t show up every year so be on the lookout for Duku Fruit. The fruit it self is very sweet but the skin can be very bitter so it is important not to bit into these fruits… you have to use your hands to open them.
Duku Fruit has lots of fiber that’s really great for your colon, and thus helps to prevent colon cancer and provide a good environment for the growth of probiotic bacteria or good bacteria in the gut.
Also Duku Friut peel and seeds also work well for relieving diarrhea. And the seeds made into a paste can be used for treating intestinal parasites, and can also reduce fevers due to colds and flues.
Duku Fruit has a good amount of protein, lots of carbs, hardly any fats, wonderful trace minerals, lots of calcium and phosphorus for strong bones, iron for anemia, and lots of fiber.
And Duku Fruit contains lots of antioxidants in the form of Vitamins A, B, C, and E … that help to get rid of free radicals thus helping to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer.
The skin of the Duku Fruit can be dried and burned to keep away mosquitoes and burned as nice incense too, and the skins latex qualities works well for treating insect bites and stings.
Duku Fruits are used to making jams, jellies, puddings, syrup, and all sorts of sweet treats.
Look for them at your local Asian Market
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