POTENSI DAN NUTRISI RUKAM MANIS (Flacourtia jangomas (Lour.) Raeush)


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Rukam manis or sweet rukam (Flacourtia jangomas (Lour.) Raeush. belongs to Salicaceae family. It is small tropical fruit tree, deciduous and is native to India and South East Asia. This plant is usually used as a fruit plant, ornamental plant, wood plant, as well as for traditional medicine. It contains bioactive compounds such as flavonoids, phenolics, tannins, carbohydrates, glycosides and ascorbic acid. Moreover, this species possesses a great potential for pharmacological activity and can be used in therapeutic purposes. Seeds propagation is commonly used.