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Red Salak fruit (Salacca Zalacca)

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Plant Type

Botanical Name: Salacca Zalacca

Common Name: Red Salak

General Information: Native to Java and Sumatra in Indonesia, Short-stemmed palm with long leaves, Fruits grow in clusters at the base, known as snake fruit. Reddish-brown scaly skin, size and shape of ripe figs. Sweet and acidic taste, edible pulp.

Nutritional Content: Rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, B-complex vitamins.

Contains antioxidants, minerals like Potassium, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Iron.

Health Benefits:

Rich in potassium, promoting heart health.

High in antioxidants, supporting the cardiovascular system.

Helps in water regulation in the body.

Potential benefits for digestion, vision, cognition, and energy.

Low in calories and fat, aiding in weight management.

Contains beneficial compounds like phenolic, flavonoid, and monoterpenoid mixtures.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3-4 Years

Moderate maintenance required for cultivation


Planting and Care

Need to give water on a regular basis so that soil will not get dry. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 22 - 30°c, and requires a deep, rich, moist soil and some shade. Prefers a light-textured soil.

Special Feature

Salak is rich in potassium, making the heart healthy. High amounts of antioxidants and minerals keep the cardiovascular system function properly and help in water regulation in the body. Salak is also called as a 'memory fruit' as it has memory boosting properties.


Snake fruit pairs well with nuts and other tropical fruits, and its sweetly sour flavor works well in pies and jams. Snake fruit is a popular on-the-go snack from street venders, and locals will sometimes dip the fresh fruit into a mixture of sugar and salt. Young, unripe Snake fruit is used in rujak, also called rojak, which is a traditional Southeast Asian fruit and vegetable salad dish with spicy palm sugar dressing.