Red Angled Tampoi facts

Red Angled Tampoi has derived the name from its shape and color. It is found in Borneo but not in West Malaysia. It is also available in Sabah which is the Northern part of Borneo island. The fruit has pleasant taste. It is fast growing and productive. The fruits have white flesh which contains several flesh. It has thick skin.

Name Red Angled Tampoi
Scientific Name Baccaurea angulata
Native Borneo
Common/English Name Wild Carambola, Red Angled Tampoi
Name in Other Languages Brunei (Dusun): Embaling Bobou;
Kalimantan (Indonesia): Umbung;
Sabah(Dusun): Liposu;
Sarawak:-
Iban: Uchong,
Malay: Belimbing Bukit
Plant Growth Habit Medium sized tree
Soil Moist, well drained, fertile loamy soil
Plant Size Height: 6-21 m
Lifespan Perennial
Leaf Elliptic to obovate, dark green; 12-40 cm by 4-14 cm
Flower Across: 2-2.6 mm; pubescent; pistillate; pale yellow-cream yellow-greenish
Fruit shape & size Obovoid, 5-6 angled, star shaped; 1 to 3 seeded berries; 5 cm by 2.5 cm
Fruit color Red-purple-pink-red brown
Flesh color Whitish
Fruit peel Thick
Fruit Taste Pleasant
Seed Globose-ellipsoid, flattened, dicotyledonous, cream-greenish; 16-23 by 7-16 by 4-9.5 mm
Arillode White; edible
Fruit Season December
Major Nutritions (Fruit pulp) Copper, Cu 2.6 µg (288.89%)
Manganese, Mn 5 µg (217.39%)
Iron, Fe 6 µg (75.00%)
Zinc, Zn 5.8 µg (52.73%)
Carbohydrate 21.9 g (16.85%)
Protein 3.8 g (7.60%)
Potassium, K 352 mg (7.49%)
Phosphorus, P 39 mg (5.57%)
Total dietary Fiber 2.1 g (5.53%)
Magnesium, Mg 21 mg (5.00%)
Health Benefits
  • Treat arthritis
  • Assist growth
  • Hair and eyes pigmentation
  • Bone health
  • Absorb vitamins
  • Thyroid ailments
  • Forms hemoglobin
  • Muscle function
  • Skin health
Calories in 100 gm 93 Kcal.
Precautions
  • Avoid excessive consumption.
  • The people allergic to Red Angled Tampoi should avoid it.
How to Eat
  • Make pickles and jams.
  • The skin of the fruit is dried in the sun.
  • The skin is used to flavor fish soup.
  • Used to decorate the table.
  • Fruit is a thirst quencher.
  • Arillode and pericarp is consumed fresh.

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