KAWISTA or KAWIS, known also by the name of Kinco by the older generation, it might not be popular fruit for us, is reasonable because the fruit is quite rare. Scientific name of plants Lemonia acidissimaberasal of South India and is a class of citrus (Rutaceae) sekerabat with Maja fruit is said to be the origin of the name of Majapahit, the Kingdom of Great archipelago in 13-15 century. In English kawista known as Elephant Wood Apple.
KAWISTA or KAWIS, known also by the name of Kin co by the older generation, it might not be popular fruit for us, is reasonable because the fruit is quite rare. Scientific name of plants Lemonia acidissimaberasal of South India and is a class of citrus (Rutaceae) sekerabat with Maja fruit is said to be the origin of the name of Majapahit, the Kingdom of Great archipelago in 13-15 century. In English KAWISTA known as Elephant Wood Apple.
Fruit KAWIS characterized by round, crusty, scaly and colored white chocolate. Aromatic flesh blackish brown. KAWISTA fruit that is mature enough to fall from the tree. With a hard shell
help fill the fruit remains intact and can be eaten when ripe and fall to the ground. Unfortunately still underutilized in all aspects.
Fruit KAWISTA than it tastes delicious, it also has some health benefits. Very fresh to the intake stamina enhancer. Bark is believed to help improve irregular menstruation. It is also able to overcome liver disorders, nausea, until the wounds caused by insect bites.
Trees KAWISTA liked the area dry. The trunk is relatively small and can reach up to 12 feet tall with branches and twigs are slender, and has a habit of shedding its leaves. KAWIS branches (Limonia acidissima) usually overgrown with thorns. Compound leaves measuring up to 12 centimeters long, and his face leaves, two to three pairs.
KAWISTA fruit hanging on the tree
KAWIS usually clustered flowers with white or green and red. Flowers out of the armpit leaves or branches located at the end. KAWISTA fruit is round, crusty and scaly, white and brown. Aromatic flesh blackish brown.
KAWISTA fruit that has been quite ripe will fall by itself. Because the skin of the fruit is hard, though fallen fruit will not be damaged.
KAWISTA tree grows in tropical areas with dry soil conditions. Edible fruit is a lowland plant that can grow up to an altitude of 400 meters above sea level.
KAWISTA grow naturally in the area of Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, and Indochina, then spread to Malaysia and Indonesia. Trees KAWISTA also been introduced to the United States. In Indonesia, KAWISTA grows naturally in coastal areas north of the island of Java
How to enjoy a traditional KAWIS is to slam it to crack then after the split, the meat is scraped into a glass, sprinkled with sugar and eaten, or to be more can plus ice and a little water like lemonade.
The uniqueness of this KAWISTA think eventually noticed by the market and is developing KAWISTA syrup, pioneered in Apex and now a by-the typical and regional identity Apex, the border between Central Java and East Java, on the North Coast.
COLA VAN JAVA, that’s the name KAWIS syrup is popular among the international community. Once the water is poured into a glass of bubbles will appear like soft drinks, and there was biting sensation on the tongue and nose squeezed gas when we drink this KAWISTA syrup, just like when we drink a carbonated cola. United States, Finland, and Japan is a list of export products KAWISTA. flavor syrup cola drink and a bite at KAWISTA may arise from crystalline compounds are transformed into CO2 gas during processing, “said Dr. Ir Raffi Paramawati, food technology experts from the Center for Development Agricultural Mechanization, Serpong, Tangerang, Ban ten.
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