INFOGRAPH – Friday Fruit Facts (#015) – Starfruit

This fruit is a symbol of spirituality in Javanese culture. It’s five-point star shape symbolizes the five points in spirituality and is called the pancasila (panca meaning five and sila meaning attitude). This refers to the five taboos in life: Madat (smoking opium), Mabok (intoxication), Main (gambling), Maling (theft), and Madon (adultery). For this week’s Friday Fruit Facts, you don’t need to ask for the moon and the stars as we give you, the starfruit.




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