Monkey pot facts

Monkey pot is a large, deciduous tree of dome shaped which has compressed leafy crown. It grows up to a height of about 50 meters in height. The trunk has fissured and greyish bark. The leaves are pink which turns mid-green with the dark speckles later. On the end of the twigs, the flowers form in racemes in September and October. The flowers have six purple petals which mostly attracts bees. The fruits are oblong or globose, cinnamon colored, woody; 6-15 cm (2.4-5.9 inch) long and 8.5-30 cm (3.3-11.8 inch) wide. Seeds are brown or red, elliptical and 5 cm (2.0 inch) long which takes from 11 to 12 months to get ripen.

Name Monkey pot
Scientific Name Lecythis pisonis
Native Native to Amazonia and Brazil
Common/English Name Cream Nut, Paradise Nut, Monkey Pot, Sapucaia Nut
Name in Other Languages Brazil: Castanha-De-Sapucaia,
French: Marmite De Singe,
Spanish: Olla De Mono,
Esperanto: Sapukajo,
Vietnamese: Lecythis ollaria
Plant Growth Habit Large, deciduous
Plant Size Height: 40-50 cm
Bark Fissured, greyish to dark brown
Leaf Pinkish to red, cream, pale green
Lamina Simple, ovate-elliptic, petiole 5 to 12 mm
Flowering Season September and October
Flower Six petals, obovate, rose to purple petals, Across: 3-7 cm
Fruit shape & size Woody, globose, oblong or turbinate, dehiscent capsule, Length: 6-15 cm (2.4 to 5.9 inches); Width: 8.5-30 cm (3.3-11.8 inches)
Seed 10-30 per fruit, red or brown, elliptical; Length: 5 cm (2.0 inches)
Major Nutritions Tryptophan 32.5 mg (7386.36%)
Copper, Cu 32.76 ug (3640.00%)
Manganese, Mn 80.69 ug (3508.26%)
Leucine 113.8 mg (3079.00%)
Valine 62 mg (2935.61%)
Lysine 82.1 mg (2455.14%)
Threonine 34.4 mg (1954.55%)
Isoleucine 29.5 mg (1764.35%)
Histidine 19.3 mg (1566.56%)
Iron, Fe 32.65 ug (408.13%)
Health Benefits
  • Treat arthritis
  • Eyes and hair pigmentation
  • Maintains the level of sugar
  • Thyroid function
  • Transports oxygen
  • Treats fatigue
  • Cognitive health
  • Assist in losing weight
  • Immune health
  • Regeneration of tissue and cells
Calories in 100 gm 645.05 Kcal.


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