This kind of fruit is not good-looking, but both food and medicine, value is very high
Perhaps, you have seen this strange fruit, in fact, it is also a kind of fruit - Calligonum. Calligonum is a rare fruit, the seeds grow outside the fruit, just like the point on the exclamation point; and the fruit is long and tortuous, showing a distorted "ten thousand characters" shape, so it has a nice name - longevity fruit. Although the appearance of Calligonum is not good, it has both food and medicine, and its value is very high
The "fruit" of Calligonum jujube is not good-looking, and it has no beautiful color, but a brown gray rod-shaped object. Although some "ugly", but its fruit stalk contains a lot of glucose and potassium malate, after frost, the fruit is very sweet, some like raisins! It can also be used to make wine.
It should be noted that the date is not ripe to eat is very bitter. Wait until cooked, and then a little sun, eat more flavor.
In Guigang, Guangxi, plant Huhu Hanqiu plant It has been more than 20 years. In his early years, he picked wild Calligonum dates in the mountains and sold them in the market. However, with the increasing demand, the supply of wild Calligonum was in short supply. Hu Hanqiu began to work plant At first, many people made fun of him, but now, he has made hundreds of thousands of years by means of abducting dates.
According to Hu Hanqiu, Calligonum has strong disease resistance and is easy to grow and plant. In the early years, the purchase price was 5 yuan per catty. Now, the purchase price on the market has risen to 20 yuan per catty. The income per mu is as high as 16000 yuan, and the profit is more than 10000 yuan!
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China is the hometown of flowers and fruits in the world, and there are countless delicious fruits. Calligonum is widely distributed in the Yellow River Basin and the Yangtze River Basin in China. So, why is there such a large demand for Calligonum jujube everywhere?
More functions of Calligonum are reflected in the medicinal aspects. On the other hand, it can be used to cure rheumatism and reduce blood pressure. So now as a kind of healthy food, the date is very popular in the market.
According to the analysis and determination of scientific research departments, its fleshy fruit stem contains 24% sucrose, 9.5% glucose and 7.92% fructose. It has good flavor and can be used as raw fruit. Therefore, it has the reputation of "candy tree" and "jizhaoli" and "sweet midnight". In addition, it is rich in organic acids, potassium malate and other inorganic salts. It contains a variety of vitamins and 18 kinds of essential amino acids for human body, as well as nutrient trace elements and some alkaloids. It is a kind of wild fruit resources with great development value.
The economic value of Calligonum is as follows
1) The sugar content of the fruit stalk can reach 47% after drying. Besides raw food, it can also make wine.
2) With strong wood and beautiful texture, it can be used to make musical instruments, furniture and exquisite wooden boxes.
3) In traditional Chinese medicine, the seeds of Calligonum date can be used as medicine to clear away heat, diuresis and detoxification. The bark, wood juice and leaves of Calligonum can also be used for medicine.
4) It is also a good landscaping tree with beautiful shape, big leaves and thick shade