Right now you can see another variety of my Solanum nigrum.
This is leunca ...
We eat the young fruits
The young fruits are usually eaten raw with sambal or stir fried with tempe (Indonesian processed soya).
|Shoot and flower buds|
|a cluster of young fruits|
There are solanine, solasonine, solasodine, dan solamargine.
That contents able to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
They also well known as natural analgetic, diuretic and antibacteria.
We use that plant to treat high blood pressure, asthma, bronchitis, antitoxin, dysentery and reduce cough.
|shoot and leaves|
|Look the differences of the leaves between leunca (left) and ranti (right)|
We only eat the fruits, not the leaves or shoots.
Look the differences between leunca and ranti.
Leunca fruits are bigger and harder.
Leunca leaves are more flat and rounded.
Ranti leaves are wavy and rather taper.
|Leunca are bigger and harder|
We usually eat only the young fruits of leunca, but ranti only eaten if the fruits ripen.
|leunca (left) and ranti (right)|
That's my Solanum nigrum yield for this week.
How about you on this weekend?