Salak Fruit for Diet and Diarrhea Remedy
Salak fruit (Salaccazalacca) or some people call it snake fruit is a tropical fruit which can be found in Indonesia and other countries in Southeast Asia. In Indonesia, the three places that are famous for their delicious salak are Yogyakarta, Bali, and Padang Sidempuan. It is a short-stemmed palm tree with about 6 meters leaves, and the fruit has a similar shape and size to fig fruit. The fruit is eatable with sweet taste and little coarse texture similar to apple but dryer. The skin is scaly in brown color just like snake skin, and this is the reason why people call it snake fruit.
Salak has been cultivated for hundred years but you may not find it throughout the year because it is a seasonal fruit. To consume the fruit, you must peel the skin first, eat the pulp, and leave the seed. The other way to consume salak is by making juice or smoothie. In Yogyakarta and other places where salak is cultivated, people make various products from salak fruits such as salak chips and salak ice cream.
Besides its delicious taste, salak fruit is also good for health. Eating salak fruit is good for weight loss diet. Salak fruit has high fiber that will help you feel full longer so you can curb your appetite. Salak also contains vitamin C, tannin, and fitonutrient that will be helpful in a healthy diet. Another benefit of salak is that it can be used as a home remedy for diarrhea. Many people believe that eating salak fruit can help them overcome the symptoms of diarrhea. However, too much salak consumption can lead to severe fullness and constipation.
If you want to consume salak, fresh ripe salak is the best to consume so you can get the optimum health benefits. Take sufficient amount of salak fruit and do not eat it too much. In addition, you need to be very careful when peeling the skin because it may scratch your finger skin.