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Lantao, headquartered in Shanghai, China has teamed with Java Fresh of Indonesia to introduce salacca to the Chinese market.
Salacca, is often referred to as “snake-fruit” due to its scaly outer covering. Though the fruit has a prickly outer skin, the inside meat is very sweet, and slightly acidic, not unlike a pinnapple in flavor. Its inner texture is crisp like an apple, but juicier, with a small inedible stone inside.
The fruit is high in fiber, potassium and pectin, so it is healthy as well as delicious to eat.