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Belinjo / Melinjo

Gnetum gnemon


The fruits are about 25mm in length


Singapore Botanical Garden


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
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Olivia Chee

Singapore, Singapore

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

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