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Елена.П

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the plant which is 100,000 times sweeter than sugar
« on: March 11, 2015, 07:13:18 AM »
Ketemf grows in the tropical forests of West Africa. It is sweeter than sugar 100000 times! This substance is going to be sweet even dissolved at a concentration of 10 g per ton of water! This plant jackfruit or another?

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Re: the plant which is 100,000 times sweeter than sugar
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2015, 11:29:00 AM »
So give the fruit to children in place of Red Bull and tell the parents its fruit so its good for them?

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Re: the plant which is 100,000 times sweeter than sugar
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 11:31:46 AM »


What's the plants botanical name?

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Re: the plant which is 100,000 times sweeter than sugar
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2015, 01:35:50 PM »
Thaumatococcus daniellii

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Re: the plant which is 100,000 times sweeter than sugar
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015, 01:50:59 PM »
Not sure what the trick is for sprouting those things -- I have had seeds for over a year in sphagnum -- not sprouting but not rotting either.  I don't give up unless they start to rot, though.  (So a warning for anyone looking to try some from seed.)  I have some Gnetum africanum seeds I got about the same time & one is just starting to sprout now so maybe there is still hope.

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Re: the plant which is 100,000 times sweeter than sugar
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2015, 04:20:37 PM »
i use Lo Han, to sweeten coffee
i got a deal on a large bottle.

it has (limited) anti-cancer and anti-oxidant effects also.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siraitia_grosvenorii

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Re: the plant which is 100,000 times sweeter than sugar
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2015, 05:59:42 PM »
jackedfruit, Botanical names are not found. 
Herman, in my opinion is not about this fruit. Thaumatococcus daniellii .
greenman62,also cultivate , but the fruit was not.

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Re: the plant which is 100,000 times sweeter than sugar
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2015, 06:14:21 PM »
Ok, I'm confused.  Why is there a picture of jackfruit (an Artocarpus) appearing in a discussion about katamfe (Thaumatococcus danielii), a herbaceous plant & relative of gingers?  Jackfruit is not even remotely related -- it is a large tree, occurs in Asia, and does not have the extreme sweetness.

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Re: the plant which is 100,000 times sweeter than sugar
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2015, 08:04:17 PM »
i use Lo Han, to sweeten coffee
i got a deal on a large bottle.

it has (limited) anti-cancer and anti-oxidant effects also.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siraitia_grosvenorii


I used to grow this here. Then they got big and I had to give them away to people with more space.

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Re: the plant which is 100,000 times sweeter than sugar
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2015, 10:26:47 PM »
HIfarm, search on the Internet gives this picture along with the name Ketemf. Therefore, it is unclear what kind of fruit is Ketemf.

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Re: the plant which is 100,000 times sweeter than sugar
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2015, 12:44:44 AM »
Maybe I am using a different search engine but I am not seeing pictures of jackfruit coming up for "ketemf".  The plant you are inquiring about is spelled katamfe, ketemfe, and even katempfe but I have not seen it spelled "ketemf".  As herman pointed out, it is Thaumatococcus danielii certainly not Artocarpus heterophyllus. 

Don't trust everything you see on the internet -- a lot of it is wrong.

 

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