Palu fruit (Manilkara hexandra)
Qantity : x10 seeds
Palu is a shrub or tree, growing from 3 - 12 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild, mainly for local use of its edible fruit. It is sometimes cultivated in the tropics and subtropics for this fruit.
Prefers a well-drained soil and a pH in the range 6 - 7.
The fruit can be eaten fresh or dried. A sweet flavour, but somewhat astringent.
A pale yellow oil, known as rayan oil, is obtained from the seed kernels.
The seeds contain 25% oil.
The bark is added to palm sugar to inhibit fermentation.
The seeds are of medicinal value.
This species is often used as a rootstock for the sapodilla (M. zapota) in India
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