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サゴヤシとは    What is sago palm?



What is sago palm?

Sago palm is one of Genus Metroxylon belonging to Family Palmae. The plant accumulates a huge amount of starch in its stem, very often more than 100 kg per plant. The origin of sago palm is believed to be the area extending from Moluccas of Indonesia to New Guinea. At present, sago palm widely grows in Southeast Asia and Oceania, where its natural vegetation takes place in not only low-lying wetlands but also dry lands of the tropics. Its utilization includes a wide range of consumption types, containing staple food, noodle-making, confectionery and fuel alcohol.



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