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Kesusu Fruit Plants (Prainea Limpato)

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Plant Type

Kesusu Fruit (Prainea Limpato):

Scientific Name: Prainea Limpato

Common Names: Karon, Buruni, Ematak

General Information: Belongs to the Jackfruit family, a type of Latex plant. Strangest and coolest fruit of Borneo Island. Seeds are soft, loosely embedded, and easy to pull out. Native to Southeast Asia. Also known as tampang susu in Malay. Seed surface is oily. Pulp tastes sweet with a bit of sourness and has a tropical aroma. Pods face outwards, and the skin is soft and edible. Ripened Kesusu is orange and yellow, resembling a star.

Health Benefits:

Can reduce fat, making it useful for obesity and stomach problems.

Lowers the level of bad cholesterol in the body.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2-3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Planting and Care

The plant requires a tropical or subtropical climate to grow. The species occurs naturally in lowland and hill mixed dipterocarp forest, as well as on limestone soils and along riverbanks, up to an elevation of 700 m.

Special Feature

Its health benefits include the ability to reduce fat. Therefore, it can be used as a medicine for obesity and stomach problems. It also lowers the level of bad cholesterol in the body.


The sweet orange flesh is usually eaten raw. The sticky latex is mixed with wax and used in Batik work. A yellow dye is obtained from the wood and is used for textiles. The wood is a source of keledang timber and is used for furniture, house building, turnery, light carpentry, interior joinery and panelling, boxes and crates and boats.