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  dried me-ze flowers

 

Myanmar

The me-ze, a large tree (fig.) with the botanical names Madhuca latifolia and Bassia latifolia, bears tiny flowers that in Myanmar are collected and dried by the locals, after they have fallen from the tree.

 

Their dried shape is somewhat reminiscent of that of maize or corn kernels, and they are eaten as a snack. Due to their ample nectar, they have a rather sweet taste, as well as a somewhat sticky texture.

 

  dried me-ze flowers

 

  dried me-ze flowers

 

These flowers are said to have beneficial value for people who suffer from high blood pressure and favourable for diabetics.