There were some ranti (Solanum nigrum) on my raised bed.
Ranti is well known as Duscle, Garden Nightshade, Hound's Berry, Petty Morel, Wonder Berry, Small-fruited black nightshade or popolo.
The ripe berries are usually eaten raw.
The taste ripe berry is sweet-sour.
They usually grow wildly, and not cultivated for commercial use.
|finding the bunches|
|a bunch of fruits|
Ranti is an annual plant.
Here, ranti usually grow wildly on the road side or farmland as weeds.
The plants can grow around the year.
On the rainy season the vegetative growth would be so dominant.
Actually I have never plant ranti.
They grew on their own, ...wild plants.
But... I love it.
|partly mature fruits|
They also well known as tonic, laxative, diuretic and antipyretic.
In Indonesia this plant is well known as a source for traditional medicine.
Fruits that have black or dark purple color are believed contains high antioxidant.
The leaves sometimes tastes a bit bitter.
Sometimes the leaves are used as fodder.
|Shoot and young leaves for greens|