Lansium parasiticum, also known as langsat or lanzones, is a species of tree in the Mahogany family. The plant, which originates from western Southeast Asia, bears edible fruit. It is the provincial flower for the Indonesian province of South Sumatra.
Duku contains the benefits of vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant. Antioxidants itself is a nutrient that functions to avoid the body from damage caused by free radicals. This damage is usually caused by the digestive process that converts food into energy in the body. Antioxidants also play a role to prevent the body from damage caused by pollution and toxic substances.
The fruit belongs to the Meliaceae family and is popularly known as duku fruit,langsat,and even lanzone in many parts of its availability. This plant is a native of South East Asia and can be found there in abundance.Duku fruits are very interesting to look at as they appear to be very small in size and translucent in color. Oval shaped fruits are a delight to taste and are majorly found in SouthEast Asia, Indian regions and also available in Bhutan. .