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Salak fruit (Salah pondoh cultivar)
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Salacca
S. zalacca
Binomial name
Salacca zalacca
(Gaertn.) Voss
  • Calamus zalacca Gaertn.
  • Salacca edulis Reinw.
  • Salacca rumphii Wall.
  • Salacca blumeana Mart.
  • Calamus salakka Willd. ex Steud.
  • Salacca edulis var. amboinensis Becc.
  • Salacca zalacca var. amboinensis (Becc.) Mogea
Salak fruit, showing the spikes

Salak fruit is grown in southeast Asia. It has a spiky look and has a leathery rap and a nut shaped inside. You can eat it with a little sugar or salt or even make it into a helpful eye cream.

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