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Baccaurea Angulata / Blood starfruit or red star fruit

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Blood starfruit or red star fruit (Baccaurea angulata) is a type of fruit belonging to the Phyllanthaceae (formerly: Euphorbiaceae) tribe. This fruit is still related to menteng and rambai, but its outer shape is similar to starfruit, with a thicker skin and a bright red color. Limited spread (endemic) on the island of Borneo, this fruit is known by other names such as tamarind armpit, pidau, tuber, umbung (Kalimantan); bonit, (Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan); forest star fruit (Brunei); embaling, embaling bobou (Dusun); tip, uchong (Sarawak, Iban); belimbing uchong, comedian, cut, tampoi forest.

Specifically, it can be explained that this fruit is shaped like starfruit but not as big as starfruit in general. Its thick and bright red skin is the allure that makes it unique.

The taste of this fruit is sour, sweet, fresh. With such a taste, this fruit is much sought after, especially because of its rarity.

Blood starfruit or red starfruit is a rare fruit whose existence can only be found in certain areas, for example in Kalimantan, Sumatra and its surroundings.

Trees of starfruit blood grow up to 10 meters. To be able to produce fruit, it takes about 3 years until finally the fruit is ready to be picked.
The health benefits of this fruit besides being anti-inflammatory are helping bone growth, hair and eye pigmentation, maintaining bone health, maximizing the absorption of vitamins in the body, good for muscles, and regulating body temperature.

Star fruit has the scientific name Baccaurea angulata (Euphorbiaceae). Carambola is endemic to the island of Borneo. The people know them as red starfruit, hill starfruit, gerumin bereh (Bidayuh), red tampoi, uchong (Iban), forest starfruit, pidau (Indonesia); embaling (Sabah) and embaling bobou (Brunei). Carambola blood is closely related to sweet starfruit (Averrhoa carambola-Oxalidaceae).

This plant lives in primary or secondary forests not far from the banks of rivers on the island of Borneo. The tree grows in shade on sandy or lateritic soils up to 800 m asl.

The blood starfruit tree reaches a height of 21 m, the leaves are elliptical or oval in shape. Flowers are yellow, fruit is reddish and tastes sweet and sour. Flower season from May to November. Fruit season occurs from November to January. Fruit emerges from the trunk and branches.

Blood starfruit contains protein, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals and vitamin C. In West Kalimantan, blood starfruit is found in many districts. Sanggau district. Sekadau, district. Sintang and Kab. Kapuas Hulu.

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"This Plant arrived in perfect condition. The customer service was amazing. Aisha helped me and made sure my plants …".At first I was super skeptical about my purchase but the plants arrived in GREAT shape and exactly as shown in the pictures. Thanks!.Plant was healthy and strong upon arrival. Seller kept in contact notifying me of my shipment. Nice large plant packed well for the journey. Very happy customer.This Jacklyn is BEAUTIFUL! Excellent size and the Jacklyn is really healthy. Excellent root system. Very good deal!Very well worth the money.
"This Plant arrived in perfect condition. The customer service was amazing. Aisha helped me and made sure my plants …".At first I was super skeptical about my purchase but the plants arrived in GREAT shape and exactly as shown in the pictures. Thanks!.Plant was healthy and strong upon arrival. Seller kept in contact notifying me of my shipment. Nice large plant packed well for the journey. Very happy customer.This Jacklyn is BEAUTIFUL! Excellent size and the Jacklyn is really healthy. Excellent root system. Very good deal!Very well worth the money.