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Today Travelhub conservation team discovered another species of wild fruit near the Meriuk Farmstay.

Not many peoples know what Pinanasan is, especially the newer generations.

Pinanasan (Dacrydoes rostrata blume) is Bornean endemic; grows in the wild of the Brunei rainforest. It looks similar to the Bornean Kembayau (Canarium odontophyllum).

Pinanasan tree could grow up to 40 to 50 metres tall and matured at the age of 8 to 10 years.

Pinanasan (Dacrydoes rostrata blume) bears fruit once a year only. The young Pinanasan fruit is white in color, turning yellow when it’s matured, and becomes black blueish when ripen.

To consume Pinanasan (Dacrydoes rostrata blume) is just the same with consuming Kembayau (Canarium odontophyllum).

Place or sock the Pinanasan fruits inside a bowl of boiling water for few minutes until it become soft. Rinse. Then sprinkle it with a bit of salt, soya sauce, and sugar and consume with steam rice. You can also ferment it and store in the refrigerator.


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