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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Thailand wild edible fruit: Elephant Apple
A bit reminiscent of a Granny Smith Apple that is a bit more bitter, 100 grams of the Elephant Apple (Dillenia indica) offers about 60 calories, 15 milligrams of Calcium, and over 25 milligrams of Phosphorous. There is a mere 4mg of Vitamin C in 100 grams of this fruit. However, if you find a tree in fruit, you can get your belly quite full, thus the psychological value of this food is rather beneficial. A belly full of Elephant Apples would provide energy and fuel for your brain.
Medicinal value: the papery bark and the juice from the leaves can be used to treat diarrhea. The fruit is also antimicrobial, another very beneficial property in a survival situation.