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Canistel—Pouteria campechiana (Kunth) Baehni

Awang-Kanak, Fadzilah and Abu Bakar, Mohd Fadzelly (2018) Canistel—Pouteria campechiana (Kunth) Baehni. In: Exotic Fruits. Reference Guide . Elsevier Inc., pp. 107-111. ISBN 9780128031384

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Abstract

Pouteria campechiana or canistel is a tropical fruit and a member of Sapotaceae family. This fruit is a native plant to Central America region, namely the Bahamas, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Southern Mexico. The distribution is well spread around the region including Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Cuba. Previously the spread was as far south as to reach Brazil. In the United States, this fruit was introduced in Florida. It is also planted in East Africa countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, Egypt, in the Middle East, South Asia countries such as Sri Lanka and India, and also introduced into the Philippines, and later in most countries in South East Asia region; Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia. The introduction of this fruit has reached further east to Taiwan and further south to Australia.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pouteria campechiana; canistel; nutritional composition; potential health benefits
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Technolgy and Heritage
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 01:10
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 01:10
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11109
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