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Belinjo / Melinjo

Gnetum gnemon

Description:

The fruits are about 25mm in length

Habitat:

Singapore Botanical Garden

Notes:

It is widely used in Indonesian cuisine. The seeds are used for sayur asem (sour vegetables soup) and also, ground into flour and deep-fried as crackers (emping, a type of krupuk). The crackers have a slightly bitter taste and are frequently served as a snack or accompaniment to Indonesian dishes.

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Olivia Chee
Spotted by
Olivia Chee

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Apr 11, 2013
Submitted on Apr 11, 2013

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