Posted on April 27, 2020 ยท Posted in Blog, General, Personal

Kapul is one of the local fruits commonly grown in the forest or yard in the interior of West Kutai, East Kalimantan which is now already extinct existence. Preservation is done in yards, gardens or forests as their natural habitat. Currently there are two types of large pelul and small caps (jinj / kliwatn).

The Origin of Kapul Fruits:
Kapul plant grows and develops in forest area and yard dii West Kutai regency, East Kalimantan.
Advantages: It is an exotic fruit plant that has a fresh sour taste.

Description: The height of the tree is 15 m, the color of the bark is gray brown, the sap state is slightly sticky and brown, the shape of the umbrella and dense canopy, the shape of round stems, horizontal branching, the location of the lowest branch 1-5 m, the rough bark texture. Leaf length 18.8 cm, leaf width 7 cm, jorong leaf shape, flat compound leaf type, flat leaf edge, latrine leaf aternate, symmetrical leaf split, upper dark green leaf color, green leaf bottom color, pointed leaf tip, dull leaf base, glossy top leaf surface, lower leaf surface not glossy, leaf direction facing up, brown leaf stalk color. Number of new leaves / stalk / cycle 8 strands. Average fruit type, round fruit shape, fruit weight 135 grams, fruit length 6.34 cm, fruit circumference 6.56 cm, seeds 5 seeds, fruit skin thickness 8 mm, sugar content (Brix) 19,60 Brix, white fruit, the taste of sweet sour fruit flesh.
Several studies describe the nutrient content of a single cap consisting of 2.2% fiber, 1.1% fat, 0.9% ash, 34.6% carbohydrate, 1.5% protein, 61.9% moisture content and Vitamin C 1 , 5%, as well as containing chemically active saponin, alkaloid, and flavanoid compounds.

In addition, these fruit caps also have strong antioxidant activity, even the skin contains a class of alkaloid compounds, polyphenols. Some studies also suggest that through antibacterial skin activity test, the fruit of the cap contains an ethyl acetate fraction which is useful to inhibit the highest antibacterial growth of S. aureus and E. coli.

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Development Potential of Kapul Fruit

The development of the fruit plant in Kutai Barat has a good prospect to be developed because this plant is much preferred by the community because it includes exotic fruit and abundant fruit every year. Benefits of hips as a local fruit of which does not contain chemicals that are harmful to human body health because it is cultivated naturally.

Cotton plants in Kutai Barat have the opportunity to be developed and cultivated in their natural habitat given the vast natural resources available in this area, suitable climatic conditions, cultivation technology is sufficiently available, adequate human resources, and the availability of a wide market both in as well as outside the region.

The Kapul fruit has a rough skin resembling a wooden surface. Large fruit kapul like mangosteen fruit, even can be said similar to mangosteen fruit just no star shape as well as mangosteen fruit.

The Fruit of Kapul is very similar to mangosteen. Only the skin is exactly like bark. Another difference is that at the end of the fruit there is no star form, while at the base of the stem there is no crown. The fruit there are two types of white-headed Kapul and yellow fleshy chest. If the mangosteen each fruit consists of five seeds, the kapul consists of only four pieces. Color of white flesh. There is also a yellow flesh capsule. Taste? Just like the taste of mangosteen. The difference, the fruit of the capsule consisting of 4 pieces of meat, while the mangosteen fruit, contains 4-6 fruit. The flesh of the cape is white and yellow. – steemit.comNatural memory enhancer